Iron oxide stains; XTS.1638


Iron oxide stains

About this object

Iron oxide stains; giving the rainbow-coloured film effect on Stilpnosiderite.

Iron oxides are naturally occurring pigments that have been used as colourants since prehistoric times. This sample comes from Mt Bischoff, Tasmania.

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W: 6cm
L: 12cm

Credit Line

Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Iron oxide

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