• Cassiterite Var Wood Tin
  • Cassiterite Var Wood Tin

Cassiterite Var Wood Tin

ID: CC4177

Certainly the best Cassiterite variety Wood Tin to have been found in recent years from the Cornubian Orefield. The specimen was found in the Lee Moor China Clay Pit, Devon (C1992), and was pictured in Lapis No1, 1994 page 45. A prize Wood Tin displaying classic concentric banding to advantage, with an owl's face appearance. The Cassiterite Wood Tin is also visible from the reverse of the specimen, and on the underside. The matrix is a glassy grey Quartz with Kaolinite replaced Feldspars. The vein that produced these very fine Wood Tins was totally removed in the 1990s due to health and safety concerns, and is beliveed to have been buried in the Pit roadway. 


11.0 × 8.0 × 5.5 cm
Ex. Nick Carruth Collection, Classic Minerals, Exceptional Specimens
Lee Moor China Clay Pit, Shaugh Prior, Devon, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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