Cassiterite R040017

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Record 672 of 4034  

Name: Cassiterite
RRUFF ID: R040017
Ideal Chemistry: SnO2
Locality: Bolivia
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 1647 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Dark brown short prismatic single crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Rutile (18) ]
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CHEMISTRY 
RRUFF ID: R040017.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Sn1.00O2; trace amounts of Fe
Microprobe Data File: [ Download Excel File ]
RAMAN SPECTRUM 
RRUFF ID:
Sample Description: Sample is oriented, mounted onto a pin and polished
Pin ID: L00125
Orientation: Laser parallel to  -a*  (-1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].
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RRUFF ID: R040017
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040017.1
Sample Description: Powder
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R040017.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.73742(7)Å    b: 4.73742(7)Å    c: 3.18642(8)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 71.513(2)Å3    Crystal System: tetragonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Cassiterite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Beudant F S (1832) Cassitérite, étain oxidé, in Traité Élémentaire de Minéralogie, 2nd Edition Paris 618-620   [view file]

Hutton C O (1950) Studies of heavy detrital minerals, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 61, 635-710   [view file]

Baur W H (1956) Über die verfeinerung der kristallstrukturbestimmung einiger vertreter des rutiltyps: TiO2, SnO2, GeO2 und MgF2, Acta Crystallographica, 9, 515-520   [link]

Thiel B, Helbig R (1976) Growth of SnO2 single crystals by a vapour phase reaction method, Journal of Crystal Growth, 32, 259-264

Neiva A M R (1996) Geochemistry of cassiterite and its inclusions and exclution products from tin and tungsten deposits in Portugal, The Canadian Mineralogist, 34, 745-768   [view file]

Bolzan A A, Fong C, Kennedy B J, Howard C J (1997) Structural studies of rutile-type metal dioxides, Acta Crystallographica, B53, 373-380

Masau M, Černý P, Chapman R (2000) Exsolution of zirconian-hafnian wodginite from Manganoan-tantalian cassiterite, Annie Clain #3 granitic pegmatite, southeastern Manitoba, Canada, The Canadian Mineralogist, 38, 685-694   [view file]

Serranti S, Ferrini V, Masi U, Cabri L J (2002) Trace-element distribution in cassiterite and sulfides from Rubané and massive ores of the Corvo deposit, Portugal: erratum, The Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 1551-1551   [view file]

Shannon R D, Shannon R C, Medenbach O, Fischer R X (2002) Refractive index and dispersion of fluorides and oxides, Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, 31, 931-970   [view file]

Mlynarczyk M S J, Williams-Jones A E (2006) Zoned tourmaline associated with cassiterite: implications for fluid evolution and tin mineralization in the San Rafael Sn–Cu deposit, southeastern Peru, The Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 347-365   [view file]