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written by David Stern
This web page describes the causes of naturally occurring magnetite magnets, or 'lodestones.' It explains theories about the function of lightening and heat in such processes, and the possibility of magnetized iron. It is part of a larger work, "The Great Magnet, the Earth", that outlines to history and the study of magnetic fields and the earth's magnetism.
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Electricity & Magnetism
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© 2001 David P. Stern
lodestone, magnetite
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Metadata instance created June 6, 2004 by David Stern
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April 25, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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November 15, 2001
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Stern, D. (2001, November 15). The Lodestone. Retrieved August 9, 2022, from
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