[meteorite-list] mafic igneous rocks

From: j.divelbiss_at_att.net <j.divelbiss_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed May 19 08:38:56 2004
Message-ID: <051920041238.28329.40AB555D0004984000006EA92160466648FF8C8C969D939A89969BD1_at_att.net>


I'm sure the mineral magnetite is your source of paramagmatism. Igneous rocks are often magnetite rich.

Iron would also be in many other minerals...but magnetite is likely your source of attracting a magnet(paramagnetism).


> Hi all,
> I understand that mafic igneous rocks contain iron but does anyone know what
> form it's in and how it's distribution is characterized? Is this iron content
> high enough to make it magnetically attractive? I have a batch of interesting
> wrongs that I'm trying to sort out.
> Best regards,
> Bill
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Received on Wed 19 May 2004 08:38:53 AM PDT

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