Magnetite

Specimen ID: 2X5-T2V

Mineral(s)
Magnetite : Fe2+Fe3+2O4
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A crystal of magnetite, black, shiny, small but full of faces: octahedron (in the shape of an equilateral triangle); the rhombic dodecahedron; the triakis octahedron (the most lustrous that develop at the sides of the octahedron); the trapezohedron (in the form of four-leaf clover). Collection and photo of Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D610, bellows, Canon 20mm f/3.5 bellows; Focal using 3.5
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 3rd December 2015

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A crystal of magnetite, black, shiny, small but full of faces: octahedron (in the shape of an equilateral triangle); the rhombic dodecahedron; the triakis octahedron (the most lustrous that develop at the sides of the octahedron); the trapezohedron (in the form of four-leaf clover). Collection and photo of Gianfranco Ciccolini. Nikon D610, bellows, Canon 20mm f/3.5 bellows; Focal using 3.5
Gianfranco Ciccolini - 3rd December 2015

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Gianfranco Ciccolini - 8th December 2015

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Dear Gianfranco, A great photo of a beautiful crystal. Here is the crystal drawing that goes with it. I used the following forms to make the drawing: octahedron {111}, dodecahedron {110}, trisoctahedron {331} and trapezohedron {311}. Hope you like it. Cheers, Herwig Herwig Pelckmans Vice President MKA (Min. Soc. Antwerp, Belgium) www.minerant.org
Herwig Pelckmans - 8th December 2015
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