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


Detailed Description

A radial cluster of sharp, lustrous goethite crystals.  Beautiful concentric structure, dark brown 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.


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.