Goethite, San Saba County, Texas
Locality: San Saba County, Texas
Chemical Formula: FeO(OH)
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Specimen size: 4.5 in x 3.5 in x 2.75 in
Specimen weight: 812 grams
In the Arthur E. Smith Collection, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.
Additional Information: The exact collection site of this sample is unknown, but the 1890 Annual Geological Report of the Geological Survey of Texas notes "goethite occuring occurring near the divide between Hinton Creek and Deep Creek on the Fredonia and San Saba road" and "the Chaney diggings southeast of Packsaddle Mountain the quantity is sufficient for profitable working . . . for better ore (manganese or iron) and the "same remarks apply to veins near Camp San Saba".