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Crystal habit of Cassiterite Cassiterite

Name   Cassiterite
Chemistry   SnO2
Hardness   6 - 7
Lustre   adamantine
Colour   brown, brownish black, colourless, green, grey
Streak   brownish white 
Density [g/cm3]   6.6 - 7.0
Crystal habit   tetragonal, prismatic crystals
Cleavage, Fracture   [100] perfect, [110] indistinct, fracture conchoidal to uneven
other characteristics and occurrences   important tin ore, in primary (pegmatites, hydrothermal vein) and secondary deposits (placer)

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