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lodestone (noun) – 1. A piece of magnetite that has magnetic properties and attracts iron or steel.
2. One that attracts strongly.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Magnetically polarised oxide of iron,” 1510s, literally “way-stone,” from lode? + stone. So called because it was used to make compass magnets to guide mariners. Figurative use from 1570s.