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cassiterite


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cassiterite  \Cas*sit"er*ite\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cassiterite 
  n  :  a  hard  heavy  dark  mineral  that  is  the  chief  source  of  tin 




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