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Sukayu hot spring

Arakawa, Aomori city, Aomori pref., Japan

Source for Iron


Field of view: 40 mm. Hematite associated with goethite. The powdery red parts are hematite. The black parts are goethite forming a porous group. The open spaces of the goethite group are filled with hematite.

Recovered from a goethite-jarosite deposit formed by bacterial Fe biomineralization from Fe-Sulfate spring water. Formed in less than a million years.

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