A natural yellow earth mineral primarily composed of goethite (iron hydroxide) and clay. Yellow ochers occur naturally throughout the world and have been used as a pigment since prehistoric times. Synthetically produced yellow ocher pigment, introduced at the end of the 18th century, is sold under the name of Mars yellow.
Synonyms and Related Terms
goethite; limonite; yellow ochre; ocre jaune (Fr.); yellow earth; earth yellow; Mars yellow; gold ochre; raw sienna; French ochre; raw umber
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