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Goethite

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Goethite

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Locality: 
Balgowie Station, Belton, South Australia, Australia
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.8 × 5 × 3.2 cm
Description

A good botryoidal goethite specimen from a lesser known locality. This piece sits well for display with the surface being quite lustrous and resembling "kidney ore". In cross section the lovely radiating crystal structure of the goethite can be seen.

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Goethite

Formula: 
α-Fe3+O(OH)
Strunz: 
4.00.
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
5.0 - 5.5
Type Locality: 
Hollertszug Mine (Hollerter Zug Mine), Dermbach, Herdorf, Siegerland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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