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The Gem Keeper wrote at 2010-05-05 21:06:21
The above person has no idea what they are talking about, and if they do then they are intentionally giving misinformation to justify pawning off wares that are not not the real thing. Hence they say real hematite is not magnetic. Hematite is iron ore. Its primarily made of Iron and oxygen. Just do a google search "wiki hematite". Not all hematite is magnetized but it will all stick to a magnet. This person is justifying passing of fake hematite product and using this website to justify it. Don't believe me? Do your own research. Iron is magnetic. it will either attract or repel not neither; if its neither than its fake.  


Bucky wrote at 2014-04-28 15:06:40
Refrigerator magnets are made of hematite. Does it resemble a refrigerator magnet?


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