cassiterite - ROM2008_9817_13

ROM2008_9817_13

cassiterite

Place Collected
(Object)
:
Asia, China, Sichuan Province, Xue Bao Ping Wu
Dimensions:
13 x 15 x 10 cm
Object number: ROMESM51957
Credit Line: Gift of Graham Farquharson
On view
Gallery Location:Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures
DescriptionOver the last few years, China has emerged as an important source of mineral specimens. The black cassiterite (a tin oxide) on this specimen is among the finest for the species. This is also known as a twinned crystal, a special growth of two individual crystals along a common crystal atomic plane.
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