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Cassiterite w/ Limonite & Quartz

#PD33681

Cassiterite w/ Limonite & Quartz

#PD33681
Availability
Sold
Size
8 x 6 x 5 cm - Sm Cabinet 
Formula
SnO2 (RRUFF)
Locality
Excepcion mine, Poopo prov., Oruro dept., Bolivia
Tagged
tin

Chocolate brown 1mm crystals embedded in matrix with Limonite.

Tin is promarily used in the manufacture of cans and containers and also used extensively in construction, transportation, and electrical applications. Although tin is used in many applications, substitutes are widely used and include glass, aluminum, paper, and plastic. 

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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