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Cassiterite

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Cassiterite

With Antique Label

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Description
Locality: 
Wheal Pendarves, Troon, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
6.1 × 5.7 × 3.2 cm
Description

Massif cassiterite labeled with "tin ore". The white zone is quartz, this shows few crystals. In the border area you can see with a microscope very small crystals of cassiterite, but aren't on the pictures.

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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