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Cassiterite

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Description
Locality: 
Baimka River Placer Deposit, Bol'shoi Anyui Basin, Kolyma, Chukotka, Russian Federation
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.8 × 5 × 2.7 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.00cm
Description

Superb highly lustrous black sharply formed crystals of cassiterite to 1 cm are set attractively upon mica matrix. Upon close inspection the crystals show some beautiful brown translucency. The quality is very high.

Ex Dr. Schumacher collection

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

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