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Oxide mineral

Feroxyhyte is an oxide/hydroxide of iron , δ-Fe3+O(OH). Feroxyhyte crystallizes in the hexagonal system. It forms as brown rounded to concretionary masses. Feroxyhyte is opaque, magnetic, has a yellow streak, and has a relative density of 4.2.

It occurs in manganese on the Atlantic floors. It is also found in the Baltic , and Kara Seas Forms under high pressure conditions and reverts to goethite on exposure to surface conditions. It also occurs as cement and coatings on clasts in poorly drained soils and sediments, formed by the rapid oxidation

It was first described in 1976 for an occurrence in soils at its type locality, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast


Color of mineral


Crystal ( diaphaneity )