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Goethite

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Goethite

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Description
Locality: 
Royal Restormel Mine, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5.5 × 5.5 × 4.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.20cm
Weight: 
157.00gr
Description

A specimen of massive goethite and white quartz with areas of velvety red goethite and vugs of lustrous prismatic black goethite.  A clean attractive specimen which displays well. Requires magnification to view properly.

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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