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Goethite

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Description
Locality: 
Royal Restormel Mine, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Class: 
Massive/Crystalline
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6 × 6 × 3.5 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Weight: 
221.00gr
Description

A rich and heavy specimen of banded goethite known as wood iron, which is displayed on three faces.  The goethite has formed as bands of mahogany brown rosettes enclosing areas of white sugary quartz. A clean attractive specimen which displays well.

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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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