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Cassiterite Var Needle Tin

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Cassiterite Var Needle Tin

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Description
Locality: 
Colquechaca, Chayanta Province, Potosi Department, Bolivia
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.2 × 3.5 × 2.5 cm
Description

Very interesting hosting the cassiterite variety needle in cavities of porous matrix. Some crystals are encrusted with a colourless lustrous mineral. Good specimen with an old label from an ancient mining district in bolivia.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

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

Needle Tin

Variety Of: 

Cassiterite

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