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TitleStannite from Cornwall, England
DescriptionStannite is a relatively rare tin ore mineral. It has composition Cu2FeS4Sn (so it is smetimes called tin pyrite). This specimen contains dark gray-black dense fine grained stannite showing a metallic luster, typical for the mineral. Unfortunately, there are other minerals that appear quite similar, so distinguishing stannite without a chemical analysis is difficult. Quartz and pyrite are also present in this specimen. It is 8 cm across.
LocationEngland. Near Cornwall.
PhotographerDarla Sondrol. 2001-07-16.
CollectionUniversity of North Dakota Mineralogy Collection,#104.
Key wordsstannite, England
Tech details787 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera; 60mm AF Nikon micro lens.
GeoDIL number1200