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Cassiterite Mineral Data

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General Cassiterite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: SnO2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 150.71 gm
   Tin     78.77 %  Sn  100.00 % SnO2
   Oxygen  21.23 %  O
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          100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: SnO2
Help on Environment: Environment: Granite pegmatites and alluvial placer deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1832
Help on Locality: Locality: Cornwall, Wales, Great Britain. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek kassiteros - "tin."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Cassiterite + Pronunciation Say CASSITERITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 39173
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