Dims: 1.7 x 1.7 x 1.1" (4.3 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm)
Wt: 1.59 oz. (45.3 g)
Harts Range, Northern Territories, Australia
This small specimen consists of several incomplete and intergrown reniform Goethite nodules. Each nodule is actually a cluster of compact, radiating Goethite fibers. The specimen shows much damage, but this damage allows one to see the compact, fibrous nature of the material. The needle-like crystals are far too compact to elicit any crystal form, and are variably colored, with alternating black and brown bands. Most of the surfaces have a bright, pearly luster, but a few have a much duller, submetallic waxy luster that I think is the natural luster- the other surfaces are polished or lacquered. The "base rock" of the nodules is made up of massive Goethite, in the form of bits of the compact, fibrous material that have been compressed together.