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Cassiterite

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Description
Locality: 
Lutsiro, Sebeya River, Kabaya District, Western Province, Rwanda
Class: 
Crystal Group/Cluster
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
Size: 
1.9 × 1.4 × 1.2 cm
Description

Dark brown to black translucent and well-terminated crystals of cassiterite with intense lustre and net definition of edges and faces, where he tetragonal crystal forms can be recognized. Free of damages.

From the collection of J.Detaille, a Belgian colonist to Rwanda.

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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