• Goethite on Quartz with Microcline
  • Goethite on Quartz with Microcline
Oxides and Hydroxides

Goethite on Quartz with Microcline

$300.00   €255  £220.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21117
This is one of those one-off, unusual quirky specimens which makes you smile simply because it is that bit different from the norm.  The Lake George Area in Park County, Colorado, is well known for its fine Fluorite, Microcline Feldspar and smoky Quartz, but in this delightful miniature, it is the superbly crystallised Goethite which takes centre stage.  Excellent acicular Goethite crystals of typically 1.7 cm tall and up to 2.5 cm, form a densely-packed cluster covering one face of a part-prism of smoky Quartz, itself with a part-coating of pink and cream Microcline Feldspar.  The coal-black Goethite crystals are developed as single blades and wheat-sheaf clusters with a bright metallic silky lustre.  A charming specimen from the Josef Clemente Collection of southern Germany.

Details

Dimensions
4.7 × 5.8 × 3.0 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides, Quartz and Agate, Silicates
Locality
Lake George Area, Park Co., Colorado, USA, North America

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Goethite, Microcline, Quartz

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