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FeO(OH) A yellow, red, or dark-brown mineral crystallizing in the orthorhombic system, although it is usually found in radiating fibrous aggregates; a common constituent of natural rust or limonite. Also known as xanthosiderite.
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(named in honor of the poet J. W. Goethe), a mineral of the iron hydroxide group; chemical composition FeOOH. It contains admixtures of manganese and aluminum, as well as surplus adsorbed water (hydrogoethite). The mineral crystallizes in a rhombic system, forming columnar, needle-like crystals and their growths, sinter aggregates, and powdery and earthy masses mixed with hydrogoethite, hydrohematite, and other minerals (so-called limonites and bog iron ores). The color is brownish yellow to dark reddish brown. Needlelike crystals of goethite gathered into bundles are called needle ironstone. The hardness of goethite on the mineralogical scale is 5-5.5; density, 4,140-4,280 kg/m3. Goethite in crystals sprouting quartz, together with iron sulfides and other sulfides, is found in hydrothermal deposits, which are numerous in the USSR and abroad. The widest distribution of goethite in nature is associated with supergene and sedimentary deposits of iron ores.


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Because crystalline hematite has a weak ferromagnetic resonance caused by canting of its anti-ferromagnetically-paired iron spins at 48 GHz and 290 K (8), we anticipate that such resonances may be observable in the polycrystalline iron oxides of corrosion in the range of 30 GHz to 50 GHz and particularly in our antiferromagnetic powders of hematite and goethite. As a first attempt to observe these, we measured the magnitude of reflected wave from the tip of an open coaxial probe known as the Agilent[dagger] slim probe.
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Consider goethite, the water-bearing iron mineral named for the German poet Johann Wolfgang yon Goethe, who dabbled in mineralogy.
In addition, the XRD results show several minor phases, such as hematite and goethite, which likely occur as inclusions within the heavy mineral grains or as weathering products.