• Lepidocrocite
  • Lepidocrocite
  • Lepidocrocite
  • Lepidocrocite
Oxides and Hydroxides


$1,850.00   €1,654  £1,480.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC18777
Lustrous deep burnt orange-red micro-crystals of Lepidocrocite densely cover both sides of a gossan matrix plate, a classic example from Siegen in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  Hundreds of sub-mm Lepidocrocite crystals form a sparkling coating over a charcoal-black botryoidal surface layer of Goethite.
Ex. the Mineral Collection of Archduke Stephan Franz Viktor of Hungary (1817 to 1867), with a historic Archduke (Erzherzog) Stephan label incorporating his coat of arms.  This label measures 5.3 x 4.8 cm and has been trimmed, so losing some of the printed and hand-written text.  It is understood these labels were trimmed by curators at the Museum of Natural History of the Humboldt University in Berlin, to fit within their specimen boxes, after being bequeathed by Carl Rumpff’s widow in late 1889.  The label is numbered 401/7 and a small label bearing this same number is glued beneath the specimen. The specimen comes with one of the unique green card boxes which the Archduke had specifically made to house the specimens.


6.9 × 3.5 × 1.5 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Siegen, Siegerland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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