Lodestone

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Lodestone

A variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity.
References in classic literature ?
The Loadstone Rock was drawing him, and he must sail on, until he struck.
By means of this loadstone, the island is made to rise and fall, and move from one place to another.
And then the witch beckoned to the scarecrow, throwing so much magnetic potency into her gesture that it seemed as if it must inevitably be obeyed, like the mystic call of the loadstone when it summons the iron.
Graves, in an AEgyptian idol cut out of Loadstone and found among the Mummies; which still retains its attraction, though probably taken out of the mine about two thousand years ago.
Whilst we speak the loadstone is withdrawn; down falls our filing in a heap with the rest, and we continue our mummery to the wretched shaving.