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Cassiterite

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Description
Locality: 
Wheal Unity Wood, Gwennap, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7 × 6.5 × 3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
0.30cm
Description

Slate/chlorite matrix with a rich covering of bright cassiterite crystals to 3 mm.

Excellent specimen for this location.

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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