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Cassiterite On Quartz With Muscovite

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Cassiterite On Quartz With Muscovite

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Description
Locality: 
Oakleigh Creek Mine, Upper Forth Valley, Meander Valley Municipality, Tasmania, Australia
Class: 
Combination
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 4.5 × 4.5 cm
Description

Lustrous Cassiterite on a doubly terminated Quartz crystal with Muscovite from Tasmania. The Quartz crystal is translucent to transparent in parts and has several small crystals attached.

Old collection piece.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

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

Quartz

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

Muscovite

Formula: 
KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Strunz: 
9.EC.15
Hardness: 
2.5
Streak: 
White
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