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Goethite

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Goethite

Former collection Burger
With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 6.9 × 4.2 cm
Weight: 
249.00gr
Description

Intriguing jet black aggregate of botroidal goethite with typical radial structure. The outer portion of the specimen comes with a very lustrous surface, resembling a hematite kidney ore.
The specimen is labeled as coming from 'Freiberg' but no further indications could be retrieved.

Former collection Burger (Switzerland). Pre-1950s specimen (lower label), relabeled in modern times.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

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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Shipping within 15 days after payment received, unless specified/agreed otherwise.

NOTE:
Due to a very busy holiday schedule, specimens paid after Dec 14 will be shipped by Januar 7. For any information or combined shipping please contact me.

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