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Mineral Specimen #4919    Quartz Pseudomorph after Goethite Stalactit Growths with Attached Flint

John Nethers property, Flint Ridge, Hopewell Twp., Muskingum Co., Ohio

Collected by J. Medici

Quartz crystals have grown upon and mostly replaced stalactic growths of Goethite. There is still a small amount of the original material at the core of each stalactite. The specimen was collected by renowned field collector John Medici and his son Jay last summer. These are the only specimens from this location I have ever seen with nothing like them listed on mindat, nor are any iron oxide minerals listed although Hematite and Limonite are both listed for the county. A scratch test of the material gives a yellow/brown ocher color more indicative of Goethite or Limonite which could also include Hematite. Regarding the location, the Flint Ridge deposit extends for several miles. Many specimen are erroneously labeled as being from nearby Licking Co. where there is a state park and historic native American diggings. Nethers farm is open to collectors on a fee basis.

Condition: Fairly Good

Flaws: At one end of the specimen, the ends of many of the stalactic growths are broken off, but many others are extant. At the other end of the specimen, all of the ends are extant.

6.8 x 6.7 x 6.3 cm
The individual stalactites measure 5 to 7 mm in diameter.

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This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Quartz | Oxides and Hydroxides | Pseudomorphs | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From the United States | Quartz | Oxides and Hydroxides | Pseudomorphs | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars