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Crystal habit of Lepidocrocite Lepidocrocite

Name   Lepidocrocite
Chemistry   FeOOH (g-FeOOH)
Hardness   5
Lustre   adamantine
Colour   red, yellowish brown or blackish brown
Streak   dark yellow brown 
Density [g/cm3]   4.0
Crystal habit   orthorhombic, crystals thin tabular to [010]
Cleavage, Fracture   [010] perfect
other characteristics and occurrences   pulverulent and massive, botryoidal
limonite = mainly goethite (a-FeOOH) with little lepidocrocite

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