Hi, I recently bought several pounds of Magnetite in “maybe Jade,
maybe something else”. It’s very attractive material; very dark
greenish with nice magnetite patterns.
Recently, a customer was sorting through it, picking pieces to
buy. After about 20 minutes, her fingers had turned a yellowish
orange color. Needless to say, she was nervous about buying any
So here’s my question…Have any of you ever heard of this
happening? Did she have an allergic reaction to the iron in the
magnetite? I had my hands in this rock for a couple hours while I
was sorting it, with nothing more than dirty hands as the result.
I’m planning to sell this material at the Denver Show next month,
so if I have a problem with it, I need to know what to do about
Thanks for any advice,