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Cassiterite Orthoclase & Smoky Quartz

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Cassiterite Orthoclase & Smoky Quartz

Dr. Ing. H. Maucher, Munich
Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
San Piero in Campo, Elba, Tuscany, Italy
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Miniature (4.5-7 cm)
Size: 
4.8 × 3.3 × 2.5 cm
Description

A classic example of lustrous cassiterite (falsely labeled as schorl), orthoclase and smoky quartz from elba island. Comes with an early 20th century handwritten label of Dr. Ing. H. Maucher.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

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

Orthoclase

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0
Streak: 
White

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Hardness: 
7.0
Formula: 
SiO2
Hardness: 
0.0
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