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goethite

[goh-thahyt, gœ-tahyt] /ˈgoʊ θaɪt, ˈgœ taɪt/
noun
1.
a very common mineral, iron hydroxide, HFeO 2 , occurring in crystals, but more commonly in yellow or brown earthy masses: an ore of iron.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; named after Goethe; see -ite1
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  • Kaolinite and goethite surround the sericite-pyrite occurrences.
  • goethite was present in every corrosion product whether it was protective or not.
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goethite

/ˈɡəʊθaɪt; German ˈɡøːtiːt/
noun
1.
a black, brown, or yellow mineral consisting of hydrated iron oxide in the form of orthorhombic crystals or fibrous masses. Formula: FeO(OH)
Word Origin
C19: named after Goethe
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