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Cassiterite & Fluorite On Quartz

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Cassiterite & Fluorite On Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Solnechnoe, Komsomolski, Khabarovsk Krai, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
5 × 3.7 × 3.4 cm
Largest Crystal: 
4.80cm
Description

Very nice little specimen.

Large white quartz crystals, partly double-terminated, covered with cassiterite crystals up to 0.7 cm (some twinned) + small purple octahedral fluorite crystals.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

Formula: 
SnO2
Strunz: 
4.DB.05
Crystal System: 
Tetragonal
Hardness: 
6.0 - 7.0

Fluorite

Formula: 
CaF2
Strunz: 
3.AB.25
Crystal System: 
Isometric
Hardness: 
4.0
Streak: 
White
Type Locality: 
Jáchymov (St Joachimsthal), Jáchymov District (St Joachimsthal), Krušné Hory Mts (Erzgebirge), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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