Iridescent Goethite

Tharsis, Huelva, Andalusia, Spain
Small Cabinet, 5.8 x 4.9 x 3.6 cm
Start Time: 06/13/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/23/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

From an incredible recent find: looks like something out of science fiction! This crazily iridescent and colorful goethite has botryoidal form on the surface which reflects its pink, red, gold, orange and other colors in every direction. Goethite is usually such a boring mineral, but now and then, as here, it can be incredibly flashy. Even the gray to black goethite botryoids are silvery bright! In the past, we had some specimens from China sort of like these, though different in form, and they were hugely popular. An uncommonly colorful and beautiful form of a common mineral.

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