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Cassiterite On K Feldspar

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Cassiterite On K Feldspar

Classic Locality

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Description
Locality: 
Horni Slavkov, Sokolov, Karlovy Vary Region, Czech Republic
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Cabinet (10-18 cm)
Size: 
10 × 6.3 × 3.8 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.50cm
Weight: 
141.00gr
Description

Very glossy cassiterite crystals on k feldspar from a classic Eastern European locality. Attractive combination. Only a few dings.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Cassiterite

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

K Feldspar

Synonym Of: 

Microcline

Formula: 
KAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.30
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5

Orthoclase

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

Sanidine

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