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Natanite

Natanite

Formula
Fe2+Sn4+(OH)6 
Crystal System
Isometric 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
greenish brown 
Class
Isometric - Hexoctahedral 
Hardness
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Natanite from 10th level, Potosi mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico

Natanite
            from 10th level, Potosi mine, Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico

A set of orange, octahedral 2.5mm Natanite crystals with very fine clear Fluorite and lustrous black Ilvaite. The flip side is loaded with excellent black shiny Ilvaite crystals to 4mm and tinly less than 1mm orange Natanite. Exceptional specimen.

Natanite is a rare oxide of tin and found in less than 15 places worldwide. There are no US localities. 

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