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Iron Ochre

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About Iron OchreHide

A very fine grained mixture of iron oxides (mostly goethite or limonite, sometimes with hematite, often admixed with clays and other minerals. [Dana, 1855, 527 - "Syst. Min. 4th ed."]

Other Language Names for Iron OchreHide

Amharic:Iron Ochre

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz6 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Limonite4 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Limonite on mindat.org.
Citrine4 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Citrine on mindat.org.
Wood Opal2 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Wood Opal on mindat.org.
Smoky Quartz2 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Smoky Quartz on mindat.org.
Hematite2 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Manganese Oxides2 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Manganese Oxides on mindat.org.
Calcite2 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Anhydrite2 photos of Iron Ochre associated with Anhydrite on mindat.org.
Fluorite1 photo of Iron Ochre associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.

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Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Iron Ochre in petrologyHide

An essential component of rock names highlighted in red, an accessory component in rock names highlighted in green.

Internet Links for Iron OchreHide

Significant localities for Iron OchreHide

Showing 54 significant localities out of 37,860 recorded on mindat.org.

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
  • Tucumán Province
    • Tafí del Valle Department
[Hematite var: Martite] Raúl Jorge Tauber Larry´s collection.
  • South Australia
    • Mt Lofty Ranges
      • North Mt Lofty Ranges
        • Clare
[Limonite] R Bottrill collection
  • Salzburg
    • Radstädter Tauern
      • Großarl valley
        • Hüttschlag
[Hematite var: Specularite] A. Strasser: Die Minerale Salzburgs, 1989
  • Coquimbo
    • Limarí Province
      • Monte Patria
[Hematite var: Specularite] Maksaev, V., Townley, B., Palacios, C., and Camus, F. (2007): Metallic ore deposits. In: Moreno, T., and Gibbons, W. (editors): The Geology of Chile. The Geological Society (London), pp. 414.
  • Ningxia
    • Zhongwei
      • Shapotou District
[Goethite] Zhaoxia Qiu (1989): Geology and Prospecting 25(8), 39-42; Jianming Mei and Jielian Shao (1991): Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology 12(3), 1-6; Zhaoxia Qiu (1992): Geology and Prospecting 28(3), 26-29
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Puy-de-Dôme
      • Pontgibaud
        • Saint-Ours-les-Roches
[Hematite] Mboungou-Kongo J.B. (2002), L'hématite spéculaire du puy de Tunisset, Chaîne des Puys (Puy de Dôme), Le Régne Minéral, n°46, pp: 51-55
  • Centre-Val de Loire
    • Indre
      • Chaillac
[Goethite] Stanislas Sizaret et al (2001) Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility (AMS) and Traces Chemistry: A New Approach to Discriminate between Hydrothermal and Supergene Processes in Goethite-Rich Ore Deposits. Application to the Ba-Fe-F Deposit of Chaillac (Indre, France) in (2001) European Union of Geosciences Conference XI (OS6)
  • Grand Est
    • Haut-Rhin
      • Ste Marie-aux-Mines (Markirch)
[Hematite] Wittern, Journée: "Mineralien finden in den Vogesen", von Loga (Cologne), 1997
  • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
[Hematite] Favreau G., Meisser N., Chiappero P.J. (2004), Saint-Maime (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence): un exemple de pyrométamorphisme en région provençale, n°3, pp: 59-92
    • Var
      • Fréjus
[Goethite] MAURY (S), 2016 - Les indices minéralogiques de l'Estérel, 2ème partie. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, n°132 (2-2016), pp 5-27
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    • Altenkirchen
      • Herdorf
        • Dermbach
[Goethite] Overkott, T. & Reinhardt, M. (2007): Dufrenit vom Hollerter Zug im Siegerland. Lapis 32 (11), 42.
  • Co. Cork
    • Glandore
[Goethite] Stephen Moreton Collection
    • Mizen Peninsula
      • Ballydehob
        • Audley Mines
[Hematite var: Specularite] Barry Flannery (Personal Collection)
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Blessington
      • Kilbride
  • Piedmont
    • Cuneo Province
      • Varaita Valley
        • Bellino
          • Varaita di Rui Valley
[Hematite] Piccoli, G.C. (2002): I minerali delle Alpi Marittime e Cozie. Provincia di Cuneo. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 362 pp.; Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Rio Marina
          • Rio Mine (Rio Marina Mine)
[Hematite] Orlandi, P., & Pezzotta, A., 1997. I minerali dell'Isola d'Elba. I minerali dei Giacimenti metalliferi dell'Elba orientale e delle Pegmatiti del Monte Capanne. Ed. Novecento Grafico, Bergamo, 245 pp.; Benvenuti, N., Dini, A., D’Orazio, M., Chiarantini, L., Corretti, A., Costagliola, P. (2013): The tungsten and tin signature of iron ores from Elba Island (Italy): a tool for provenance studies of iron production in the Mediterranean Region. Archaeometry, 55, 3, 479–506.
    • Lucca Province
      • Minucciano
        • Gorfigliano
[Hematite] Orlandi P., Dini A., Gemignani E., Pierotti L., Quilici U., Romani U., 2002. Paragenesi alpine nelle Alpi Apuane: I minerali delle vene di quarzo della Valle dell'Acqua Bianca, Gorfigliano (LU) Riv. Mineral. It., 26, 4: 216-223
      • Pietrasanta
[Hematite] Dini A., Bramanti A., Mancini S., Orlandi P. (1997) - La lazulite del Monte Folgorito (Alpi Apuane), Pietrasanta, Lucca - Rivista Mineralogica Italiana, Milano, Fasc. 2, 1997
      • Vagli di Sotto
[Hematite] Biagioni C., 2004. Le mineralizzazioni manganesifere dei Diaspri Auctt. di Vagli (Alpi Apuane, Lucca). Tesina di laurea inedita, Università di Pisa.
  • Drâa-Tafilalet
    • Ouarzazate Province
      • Tazenakht
        • Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)
          • Ightem
[Hematite] Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
  • Oppland
    • Lunner
      • Hadeland
[Goethite] Goldschmidt, V.M. (1911): Die Kontaktmetamorphose im Kristianiagebiet . Videnskapsselskapets Skrifter. 1.Mat.-Naturv. Klasse 1911. No 1. Kristiania. 483p. (p. 281).
  • Telemark
    • Kragerø
      • Kragerø Archipelago
        • Langøy
          • Langøy Fe Mines
[Hematite] Vogt (1892b, pp. 119-121); Neumann (1985, p. 63); S. Flaata (1990).
  • Banská Bystrica Region
    • Revúca Co.
      • Sirk
[Goethite] Grecula,P. et al., 1995: Ložiska nerastných surovín Slovenského rudohoria. Zväz.1, Bratislava, 834 s
South Africa
  • North West
    • Bojanala Platinum District
      • Brits (Brits District)
[Goethite] Robert O. Meyer collection; Dr. Hans Börner collection; collected by Dr. Hans Börner; Windisch, W. R., (1999), South African Micromount Society, Locality data sheet.; Robert O. Meyer collection; Dr. Hans Börner collection; collected by Dr. Hans Börner; Robert O. Meyer collection; Dr. Hans Börner collection; collected by Dr. Hans Börner
  • Aragón
    • Zaragoza
      • Tierga
[Hematite] - Calvo, M. (2008). Minerales de Aragón. Prames, Zaragoza, 463 pags.
  • Asturias
[Hematite] Fuertes Acevedo, M. (1884): Mineralogía asturiana. Catálogo descriptivo de las sustancias así metálicas como lapídeas de la provincia de Asturias. Imprenta del Hospicio Provincial. 224 pp. Calvo, M. (2009): Minerales y Minas de España. Vol. IV, Óxidos e Hidróxidos. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Minas de Madrid - Fundación Gómez Pardo. 752 pp
      • El LLagú
        • Castro Cegallú-El Bravo
[Hematite] Fuertes Acevedo, M. (1884): Mineralogía asturiana. Catálogo descriptivo de las sustancias así metálicas como lapídeas de la provincia de Asturias. Imprenta del Hospicio Provincial. 224 pp.
  • Grisons
    • Vorderrhein Valley
      • Tujetsch (Tavetsch)
        • Curnera Valley
[Hematite] Kipfer, A. (1974) Ein neues Hobby: Kleinmineralien sammeln und präparieren. Franckh'sche Verlagshandlung, W. Keller & Co., Stuttgart, 64 pp.; Stalder, H.A., Wagner, A., Graeser, S., and Stuker, P. (1998) Mineralienlexikon der Schweiz. Wepf (Basel), p. 207.
  • England
    • Cumbria
      • Eden
        • Shap Rural
[Hematite] No reference listed
  • Arizona
    • La Paz Co.
      • Buckskin Mts
        • Santa Maria District (Planet District; Swansea District; Bill Williams District)
[Hematite] Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 195, 246.
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Vulture Mts
[Hematite] self-collected by C. Lemanski, Jr.
    • Navajo Co.
      • Apache Iron Mining District
[Hematite] USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, deposit ID #10027418.
  • Arkansas
    • Garland Co.
      • Blue Springs
[Goethite] Benjamin Shacar Collection
  • Connecticut
    • Hartford Co.
      • East Granby
[Hematite] P. Cristofono collection
    • Litchfield Co.
      • Kent
[Goethite] Shepard, Charles U. (1837), A Report on the Geological Survey of Connecticut. Hamlem, New Haven.
      • Salisbury
        • Salisbury District
[Goethite] Hobbs, William Herbert. (1907), The Iron Ores of the Salisbury District of Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Economic Geology: 2: 153-181.; Januzzi, Ronald E. and David Seaman. (1976), Mineral Localities of Connecticut and Southeastern New York State and Pegmatite Minerals of the World. Taylor Assoc./Mineralogical Press, Danbury.
    • New Haven Co.
      • East Haven
[Goethite] Powell, Richard C. and Wolfgang Vogt. (1987), Cinque Quarry, A Suburban Site in Connecticut Makes Collecting a Cinch. Rock and Gem: (6): 36-39.
        • Foxon
[Goethite] Mike Polletta specimen;
[Goethite] Vener, Herm. (1987): Report on the Road Cut [Mclay Avenue] off Grannis St [Laurel Street] Just Past the Cinque Quarry. Triassic Valley Bulletin.
  • North Carolina
    • Davidson Co.
      • Carolina Slate Belt
        • Cid District
[Goethite] Pogue,J.E.,(1910)The Cid mining district of Davidison County,North Carolina:North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin #22; Steve Adams
  • Pennsylvania
    • Chester Co.
      • Sadsbury Township
    • Montgomery Co.
      • Springfield Township
[Goethite] The Mineralogy of Pennsylvania - 1922 ; Samuel Gordon, Pg. 216
  • Rhode Island
    • Providence Co.
      • Cumberland
        • Diamond Hill
[Goethite] No reference listed
      • North Smithfield
[Hematite] Michael W. Kieron collection
  • Utah
    • Millard Co.
      • Drum Mts
        • Detroit District (Drum District; Joy District)
[Limonite] U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
  • Washington
    • King Co.
      • North Bend
        • Hansen Creek
[Goethite] Eric He's Collection; Ray Claude (1995) Mineral Sites of King County, Washington: 27
    • Skagit Co.
      • Mount Vernon
[Goethite] George E. Mustoe, Dan G. Vandenburg, and LaVaonda M. Vandenburg, "The Minerals of Walker Valley, Skagit County, Washington," Washington Geology, vol. 24, no. 1, March 1996, pp 22-29
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