This rock is composed almost entirely of the iron oxide mineral magnetite, so named because it is naturally magnetic. When magmas crystallize, magnetite is the only mineral that incorporates vanadium. The Bushveld magnetite layers are an important source for this element.
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Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Minerals and Resources
Keywords: Magmas, Magnetite, Mineralogy