(Also known as Turgite) Iridescent Goethite is a member of the diaspore group of minerals. It consists of iron(III) oxide-hydroxide, specifically the "α" polymorph. It is found in soil and other low-temperature environments such as sediment. With its iridescence it also has rainbow hematite present. Goethite has been used a pigment since ancient times. Goethite was named after the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832). Its specific gravity is3.3 to 4.3 - making it a lot heavier than it looks. (normally stones are around a 2.5)It was even found on MARS! Energetically, it is believed to be connected to your root chakra, connecting you to the earth and helping you manifest / create your dreams here on earth. The iridescence, in my opinion, connects it to opening a pathway to all the chakras.
This is my first time having Iridescent Goethite and I am so excited. It feels very other worldly to me. Its coloring is completely natural - which is hard to believe as there are so many cheap treated stones imitating this rare & natural phenomenon. They are directly from the earth in Tharsis, Spain. They grew in botryoidal & stalactites formations.
They are E-F from left to right, photos are in order. Very hard to capture their vibrant colors. Best seen in direct light. Feel free to keep them on the stand or can carefully remove the glue by adding a little heat, I would suggest a heat gun on low or a hair dryer. Handle with care, only a 5 on the hardness scale. Keep dry. They range in size from 1.5-2.4 inches.