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 (gō′thīt′, gœ′tīt′)
A red, yellow, or brown mineral, essentially HFeO2, one of the common constituents of rust.

[After Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.]


(ˈɡəʊθaɪt; German ˈɡøːtiːt) or


(Minerals) a black, brown, or yellow mineral consisting of hydrated iron oxide in the form of orthorhombic crystals or fibrous masses. Formula: FeO(OH)
[C19: named after Goethe]


(ˈgoʊ θaɪt, ˈgœ taɪt)

a mineral, iron hydroxide, HFeO2, occurring in yellow or brown earthy masses and in crystals: a common ore of iron.
[1815–25; after Goethe; see -ite1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goethite - a red or yellow or brown mineral; an oxide of iron that is a common constituent of rust
rust - a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
iron ore - an ore from which iron can be extracted
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The crust contains three types of iron ore-bearing material: large haematite / goethite type iron oxide, canga type oxidised ores and detrital ore.
The fibers--thousands of times thinner than the man-made nano-structures in aircraft and bicycle frames--are fortified with a mix of goethite (an iron oxide mineral) and chitin, a nitrogen-containing polysaccharide that acts as a natural plastic.
The first transition corresponds to goethite while the second (340[degrees]C) could be TC of iron sulphides, such as pyrrhotite, or transition from goethite to hematite.
Despite the known sorption of P by goethite (FeOOH, peaks at 3141, 1791, 1656, 936, 836, 685 and 552 [cm.
The experiments showed that the amounts of hematite, Goethite in the samples are extremely low, so the increase can be observed for short-chain kaolinite.
They estimate their Utah site contains 3 million-plus tons of iron oxide hydroxide in the form of limonite, goethite and hematite, grading 95 percent on average.
Taylor and Schwertmann 1974; Barron and Torrent 2002), pedogenic maghemitc is generally thought to form by thermal dehydroxylation of goethite during intense bushfires (Anand and Gilkes 1987).
The mineralisation occurs as massive hematite and goethite enrichment within the BIF and is most likely the result of a mixture of hypogene and supergene enrichment.
They suggested that the presence of arsenate possibly decreased the net surface positive charge, which favoured the sorption of Zn on goethite surface.
Oxide-like bindings such as those of goethite and hematite were found in the hotspots selected in the intact samples and the thin sections.
2[degrees]2d, it can be deduced that despite their strong red color, both soils contain more goethite than hematite.
This area is characterized by fractured Dripping Springs quartzite with hematite, jarosite and goethite developed on the fracture planes.