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IV - Oxides (Spinel Group)
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Name   Magnetite
Chemistry   Fe3O4
Hardness   5.5
Lustre   metallic to dull
Colour   iron black
Streak   black 
Density [g/cm3]   5.2
Crystal habit   isometric, crystals rarely to [111]
Cleavage, Fracture   cleavage absent but parting to [111], fracture conchoidal
other characteristics and occurrences   massive and disseminated in grained, dense aggregates, strong magnetic, in magmatic and contact pneumatolytic occurrences

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