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Eisco Limonite Specimen, 3cm in size, Pack of 12

  • Limonite sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Rusty color indicative of ongoing oxidation
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Also known as goethite
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage
  • Pack of 12


Limonite, also known as goethite, is an iron hydroxide mineral, a chemistry that is apparent from the mineral's rusty ochre color. This mineral was used extensively as pigment for yellow, red, and orange dyes, going back all the way to Neolithic cave paintings. In a classroom, limonite is useful for lessons in mineral chemistry and identification. Each samples comes in a labeled plastic bag and measures approximately 1" in length.

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