Goethite #1 Thumbnail Specimen (Crystal Peak, Colorado, USA)
*This is a very small miniature, known as a thumbnail specimen. Please examine scale photo and consider dimensions carefully.* Thumbnail specimens are mounted in small display boxes known as perky boxes, and contain locality information. They are designed so that they are ready for display, or may be unmounted for any use including jewelry supply. An ideal and efficient tiny treasure, for any collection!
Mineral Name: Goethite (var. Needle Iron Ore).
Locality: Crystal Peak Mining District, Teller, County, Colorado, USA.
Dimensions: 0.85" x 0.96" (21mm x 25mm)
Characteristics of this specimen: Sharp blades and freeform rusty-colored weathered iron needles have formed this attractive metallic goethite specimen.
Goethite is a secondary iron mineral that forms as a result of the weathering of other primary iron minerals. Though often massive, goethite also forms these amazing radiating acicular crystals (known as needle iron ore). Crystal Peak Mining District is a famous one here in Colorado--mineral species include microcline, amazonite (blue-green variety of microcline), smoky quartz (some colorless, milky, and rare amethyst quartz), goethite, hematite, cleavelandite (platy variety of albite), fluorite, and zinnwaldite mica.
Care Notes: Like all metallic minerals, goethite should be kept out of the elements, and particles should never be ingested or inhaled.
Healing Keywords: Goethite is believed to support creativity, emotional balance, and exploration of the "journey of life". Iron minerals are protective and grounding.
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