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Cassiterite On Smoky Quartz

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Cassiterite On Smoky Quartz

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Description
Locality: 
Elsmore Tin Lode, Gough County, New South Wales, Australia
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
4.7 × 13 × 4.9 cm
Description

A large doubly terminated smoky quartz has a number of cassiterite crystals along its length.
This specimen dates from the late 1920's or early 30's.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

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

Smoky Quartz

Variety Of: 

Quartz

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