• Cassiterite with minor Fluorapatite
  • Cassiterite with minor Fluorapatite
  • Cassiterite with minor Fluorapatite

Cassiterite with minor Fluorapatite

$350.00   €341  £290.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC32407
A rare location specimen of well crystallised Cassiterite on mica with a small Fluorapatite crystal, from Mount Bischoff mine, Waratah, Waratah district, Tasmania, Australia. Mount Bischoff was Tasmania’s first major mine, the ore deposit having been discovered by a farmer in 1871. Six Cassiterite crystals ranging from 5 mm to 1.9 cm across sit proudly on a flat, hard, dark grey matrix, possibly a quartzite, metamorphosed from country rock by pervasive localised past igneous activity. One of the three small Cassiterite crystals is translucent to semi-transparent and glows golden sherry brown in transmitted light. Interestingly, sitting amongst the surrounding platelets of Muscovite Mica is a solitary pale blue, truncated hexagonal Fluorapatite crystal. It’s very tiny but very nice!


4.5 × 5.8 × 2.9 cm
Latest Additions, Oxides and Hydroxides
Mount Bischoff mine, Waratah, Waratah district, Tasmania, Australia

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cassiterite, Fluorapatite

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