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Cassiterite

Cas-sit′er-ite

,
Noun.
[Gr. [GREEK] tin.]
(Min.)
Native tin dioxide; tin stone; a mineral occurring in tetragonal crystals of reddish brown color, and brilliant adamantine luster; also massive, sometimes in compact forms with concentric fibrous structure resembling wood (
wood tin
), also in rolled fragments or pebbly (
Stream tin
). It is the chief source of metallic tin. See
Black tin
, under
Black
.

Definition 2021


cassiterite

cassiterite

See also: cassitérite

English

Cassiterite

Noun

cassiterite (countable and uncountable, plural cassiterites)

  1. (mineralogy) A generally black mineral, composed of tin oxide, SnO2, which is an important ore of tin.

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