cassiterite

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noun cas·sit·er·ite \kə-ˈsi-tə-ˌrīt\

Definition of cassiterite

  1. :  a brown or black mineral that consists of tin dioxide and is the chief source of metallic tin —called also tinstone

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Origin and Etymology of cassiterite

French cassitérite, from Greek kassiteros tin

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