Turgite - Mineral Specimen


In modern usage, turgite is often referred to as an iridescent "variety" of either hematite or goethite, but it was originally described as a new brown-red, dense mineral, with a blood-red streak, believed to be in-between hematite and goethite. This large example was excavated in Western Australia .

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150x90x75mm, 980g approx