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Goethite

Oxide Minerals

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Goethite (GUHR-tite) is hydroxylated iron oxide, FeO(OH). It's responsible for brown colors in soil and is a major ingredient of rust and limonite. It's named for the scientist and poet Goethe and is a major ore of iron.
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