Magnetite : Fe2+Fe3+2O4, Andradite (Var: Melanite) : Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3

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Copyright © 2008 Brandy Naugle
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Magnetite : Fe2+Fe3+2O4, Andradite (Var: Melanite) : Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3

Copyright © 2008 Brandy Naugle  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.

Note: Magnetite is not listed in our database for this locality. This specimen may be misidentified or the mindat list of rocks and minerals at this locality may be incomplete.

Dimensions: 3.3 cm x 2.1 cm x 1.2 cm

I recieved this in partial trade for a Perky Oganja Cuprite (ex Carl Acosta) from Cal Graeber at the 2008 TGMS. (the other part was an Norway anatase from Leonard Himes) I showed it around to quite a few people and only one person questioned the "perovskite" label; Rick Kennedy (Earth's Treasures). He is an expert on this location, and told me that I should test it with a magnet, because he suspected that it was acutally magnetite. Since returning home, I have done just that... and "TADA!"... it is Indeed magnetic.

The reason I wanted it in the first place is because we collected in the San Benito region for a couple days (with Rick Kennedy at the Gem Mine), and I LOVE IT UP THERE. It has one of my favorite type of eco-system, the Pine Desert. Add that to the tons of blue and green serpentine and crystal clear streams, and you have the back drop for any Mark Ryden painting.

3.3cm x 2.1cm x 1.2cm

B. Naugle Mineral Collection

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Photo added:19th Feb 2008
Dimensions:1200x1600px (1.92 megapixels)
Date/Time of Photo:19th Feb 2008 17:15:35
Camera:CANON PowerShot SD300
Software:Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6000.16386
Exposure time:1/8s
Focal Length:6mm
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