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cassiterite

[ kuh-sit-uh-rahyt ]
/ kəˈsɪt əˌraɪt /
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noun
a brown or black mineral, tin dioxide, SnO2, that crystallizes in the tetragonal system; tinstone: the principal ore of tin.
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Origin of cassiterite

1855–60; <Greek kassíter(os) tin + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for cassiterite

cassiterite
/ (kəˈsɪtəˌraɪt) /

noun
a black or brown mineral, found in igneous rocks and hydrothermal veins. It is a source of tin. Composition: tin oxide. Formula: SnO 2 . Crystal structure: tetragonalAlso called: tinstone

Word Origin for cassiterite

C19: from Greek kassiteros tin
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