Magnetic minerals have fascinated man since they were first used as compasses by the Chinese over 4000 years ago. Their scientific study has given rise to the interrelated disciplines of mineral magnetism, rock magnetism, and paleomagnetism, which have contributed to some of the most important scientific discoveries of the last century and continue to be at the forefront of scientific investigation at the beginning of this one.

Rock magnetism is concerned with understanding the processes by which rocks become magnetized in nature and the factors which influence their ability to maintain a faithful record of the Earth’s magnetic field over...

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