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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2022 13:02    Post subject: Please help ID, maybe pyrite?  

Good evening. I need some help identifying the attached mineral please. It comes from a farm in the Great Karoo near Prins Albert in South Africa.


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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2022 13:09    Post subject: Re: Please help ID, maybe pyrite?  

These are oxidized pyrite cubes. They are now some form of hydrated iron oxide... You can call them "goethite pseudomorphs after pyrite". These are called "limonite dice" in the sedimentary literature. Nice sharp crystals...keep digging!
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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2022 13:10    Post subject: Re: Please help ID, maybe pyrite?  

This might also help with the ID?


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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2022 13:12    Post subject: Re: Please help ID, maybe pyrite?  

Goethite after pyrite.
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PostPosted: Jun 22, 2022 13:14    Post subject: Re: Please help ID, maybe pyrite?  

Peter Megaw wrote:
These are oxidized pyrite cubes. They are now some form of hydrated iron oxide... You can call them "goethite pseudomorphs after pyrite". These are called "limonite dice" in the sedimentary literature. Nice sharp crystals...keep digging!




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