This goethite is a single disk-like radial spray (a bit like a sand-dollar, in aspect), with beautiful concentric structure. Rich golden brown colour and good lustre. Minor rubs at the outer edges only – in excellent condition. Small individual sprays on the main one add accent and interest. Aesthetic goethite!
About These Goethites
Although goethite is a common mineral, it is uncommon to find collection-worthy specimens of crystallized goethite. These goethite specimens were 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). In 2013, 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.