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Goethite

Goethite

Specimen # 100523
Mineral: Goethite
Location: Volodarsk - Volynskii, Zhytomyr Region, Ukraine
Size: 4.3 x 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Price: $75.00 CAD

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Detailed Description

A radial cluster of sharp, lustrous goethite crystals.  Beautiful concentris structure, dark brok in the centre, grading to golden brown at the outer tips. In excellent condition. Stands perfectly for display. This is a super specimen - not quite as large as some of the others in the lot, it has great quality and aesthetics.

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About These Goethites
 
Although goethite is a common mineral, it is uncommon to find collection-worthy specimens of crystallized goethite.
 
These goethite specimens were recently found in one of the huge chamber pegmatites at Volodarsk (which have long been famous for fantastic beryls and huge topaz crystals, to go along with monster quartz crystals). Currently work at Volodarsk has been largely curtailed and it is not clear whether any significant further work will be economically feasible. Prior to discontinuing most operations, the mining workings intersected a pocket which contained these radial sprays of goethite. I acquired them from the person who mined them out before the water table was allowed to submerge the pocket.
 
The detailed locality information for these (included on the label accompanying each specimen) is Pegmatite No. 597, Mine No. 3.
 

Detailed Description

A radial cluster of sharp, lustrous goethite crystals.  Beautiful concentris structure, dark brok in the centre, grading to golden brown at the outer tips. In excellent condition. Stands perfectly for display. This is a super specimen - not quite as large as some of the others in the lot, it has great quality and aesthetics.

Browse More Goethites (click here)


About These Goethites
 
Although goethite is a common mineral, it is uncommon to find collection-worthy specimens of crystallized goethite.
 
These goethite specimens were recently found in one of the huge chamber pegmatites at Volodarsk (which have long been famous for fantastic beryls and huge topaz crystals, to go along with monster quartz crystals). Currently work at Volodarsk has been largely curtailed and it is not clear whether any significant further work will be economically feasible. Prior to discontinuing most operations, the mining workings intersected a pocket which contained these radial sprays of goethite. I acquired them from the person who mined them out before the water table was allowed to submerge the pocket.
 
The detailed locality information for these (included on the label accompanying each specimen) is Pegmatite No. 597, Mine No. 3.