The name came as a pun on the word Magnetite which is the most magnetic of all the natural occurring minerals on earth, the word tyke means small child.


Is one of only three naturally occurring elements that are magnetic; iron and nickel are the other two.


Is a region from ancient Greece where lodestones were found. The word magnet in Greek meant “stone from Magnesia”.


Is a naturally magnetized piece of the mineral magnetite. Lodestones are naturally occurring magnets, that attract pieces of iron.