Photo category:
Rocks and Minerals specimen collection

  • Photo taken Locality: Greece
  • Photo taken by:
    Trichas, A.
  • Photo taken date:
    October 2011
Limonite
Mineral
Geology
Geology

Photo of a sample of Limonite, collected in Sellia, Crete, Greece in 1999. It's earthy in view with no-shine and often dyes on hand. It is hydrated iron oxide mineral that took its name from the Greek word for «λειμών» (= lea) because it is often found in wet, marshy meadows and contains more crystalline water (formula FeO (OH). H2O). The crystals are amorphous and the color is brownish to reddish. It has hardness of 1 to 5.5.