Dims: 3.2x2.5x1.0" (8.2x6.5x2.7 cm)
Wt: 6.06 oz. (171.5g)
Caland Pit, Atikokan, Ontario, Canada
This goethite hand specimen appears to have been cut (with a saw) from a larger piece - the bottom is quite flat and shows saw marks. The specimen shows a distorted botryoidal form, in that many of the rounded mounds are liniarly repeated, giving more of an appearance of insect larvae than grapes.the numerous missing "tops" (likely broken during removal from the earth) serve to reveal the radiating crystal growth that creates this habit. The goethite is very shiny, with a metallic luster, and is black.