goethite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n goethite a red or yellow or brown mineral; an oxide of iron that is a common constituent of rust
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Goethite (Min) A hydrous oxide of iron (HFeO2), occurring in prismatic crystals, also massive, with a fibrous, reniform, or stalactitic structure. The color varies from yellowish to blackish brown.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goethite A hydrous oxid of iron, occurring in orthorhombic crystals, also massive. It is found with other ores of iron, for example hematite or limonite, as at the Lake Superior mines.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After the poet Göthe,

Usage


In science:

As noted by Sawlowicz (2000), the framboidal texture is seen in a number of different minerals other than pyrite, i.e. copper and zinc sulphides, greigite, magnetite, magnesioferrite, hematite, goethite, garnet, dolomite, opal, and even in phosphoric derivatives of allophane.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Outstanding Magnetic Properties of Nematic Suspensions of Goethite ( αFeOOH) Nanorods, Phys.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
The isotropicnematic interface of colloidal goethite in an external magnetic field. J.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Smectic Liquid-Crystalline Order in Suspensions of Highly Polydisperse Goethite Nanorods.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
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