LimoniteFeO(OH) - nH2O
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Hardness: 5 - 5.5
Density: 2.7 - 4.3
Habit: Fine grained aggregate, powdery coating.
Colours: Orange, yellow-brown
| ||Crystal System: Unknown|
Reaction with HCl: Very weak
Identification in hand sample:
Colour is best indicator, followed by habit.
Common weathering product of iron-rich rocks.
The fine brownish coloured mineral is usually weathered goethite.