Limonite: Limonite,, one of the major iron minerals, hydrated ferric oxide (FeO(OH)·nH2O). It was originally considered one of a series of such oxides; later it was thought to be the amorphous equivalent of goethite and lepidocrocite, but X-ray studies have shown that most so-called limonite is actually
This mineral identification kit provides a hands-on experience performing tests to identify minerals, and is designed for classroom use. Sorting cards use the process of elimination to assist students with identification, and the included streak plate, iron nail, magnifier, and magnet allow students to test for hardness, luster, streak, and color.
Limonite is an ore consisting in a mixture of hydrated iron(III) oxide-hydroxide of varying composition. The generic formula is frequently written as FeO(OH)·nH2O, although this is not entirely accurate as limonite often contains a varying amount of oxide compared to hydroxide.
Hematite Group.The iron analogue of Corundum, Eskolaite, and Karelianite. Hematite is rather variable in its appearance - it can be in reddish brown, ocherous masses, dark silvery-grey scaled masses, silvery-grey to black crystals, and dark-grey masses, to name a few.