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Cassiterite with chlorite

#PD45724

Cassiterite with chlorite

#PD45724
Availability
Sold
Size
6.5 x 5 x 3 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
SnO2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Pendarves mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England
Tagged
tin

An older label only states the occurence of Chlorite for the specimen. However viewing this piece closer you will discover incredible, lustrous, sharp, deep amber-brown crystals of Cassiterite to 3.5mm. The Sam eller label also states that the specimen is from the "Stanniferous Vein Section".

Cassiterite

Formula
SnO2 
Crystal System
Tetragonal 
Crystal Habit
Prismatic, Massive, Botryoidal 
Cleavage
Perfect, Indistinct, None 
Luster
Adamantine 
Color
brown, brownish black, colorless, green, gray 
Streak
brownish white 
Class
Tetragonal - Ditetragonal Dipyramidal 
Fracture
Irregular 
Hardness
6-7 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection

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