Mineral description : Magnesioferrite

Magnesioferrite with calcite.
From Långban.

Mineral class Oxides : Hematite - Magnetite - Ilmenite group.
Chemical formula Fe2MgO4
Crystal system Cubic.
Habitus As rounded octaedric crystals or grains.
Cleavage  
Hardness 5.5-6.5
Density 4.5
Color Black.
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Notes Type locality : Mt Vesuvius, Napoli, Campania, Italy.
Strongly magnetic.
Locations A rare mineral with one good locality.
  • Långban. Locally common in grainy dolomite.

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