Dims: 1.9 x 1.6 x 1.6" (4.7 x 4.1 x 4.0 cm)
Wt: 4.6 oz. (130 g)
Pelican Point, Utah County, Utah, U.S.A.
At least 8 intergrown Goethite "cubes" make up this hand specimen. These cubes originally formed as pyrite, which later partly pseudomorphed into Goethite. The cubes are in good condition- considerable damage occurred to them before the pseudomorphing process, but only very slight damage occurred to them afterwards. Their cubic form is very good and is standard for pyrite. Though the specimen is not as dense as pyrite, it is still made up mostly of the iron sulfide mineral- the Goethite appears to exist only as a thin coating. Its dark brown color and dull, waxy luster are characteristic, but the pale golden color and metallic luster of pyrite is visible in a few tiny areas where the Goethite is chipped off. A small formation of some unknown material is present in one area, but no base or host rock is attached to the piece.