• Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
Oxides and Hydroxides

Cassiterite

$350.00   €302  £260.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC19813
We seldom see good crystals of Cassiterite from the tin-tungsten deposit at Krásno in the Karlovy Vary Region of the Czech Republic, so this part-stellate repeated twin is a superb find from a recently purchased collection.  Cassiterite, a tin oxide, here forms roughly half of a sixling twin, with one whole and two-part arms of the sixling remaining.  The valleys between each of the three limbs are formed by the sharply defined re-entrant angles of the repeated twinned-pairs.  The coal-black faces are smooth with a bright reflective metallic lustre and in the exposed base can be seen small inclusions of milky Quartz.  A splendid twinned Cassiterite from the old Krásno Sn-W deposit.

Details

Dimensions
2.7 × 3.6 × 1.7 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Krásno (Schönfeld), Horní Slavkov (Schlaggenwald), Karlovy Vary Region, Bohemia (Böhmen; Boehmen), Czech Republic

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cassiterite

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