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Old 06-21-2017, 08:27 AM
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I found this in northern ND. It's a smooth black rock that has 3 layers, first layer is smooth black and brittle, second layer is a very soft, almost powder rust red substance, inner layer seems to be metallic. Magnet test was negative.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:58 AM
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Could be any one of a variety of iron ore...Only one variety is magnetic...Magnetite
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:44 PM
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looks like a question for a lapidary forum.

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Old 06-23-2017, 10:16 PM
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I can't see it.

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