• Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
Oxides and Hydroxides


$170.00   €139  £120.00 approx.  

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ID: CC12449
Dolcoath was known as the Queen of Cornish Mines because of its size and wealth, being one of the largest mines in Cornwall by the end of the 1700’s.  First a copper mine, as its depth increased the copper ore began to peter out and abandonment of the mine loomed.  But then tin ore was encountered and a whole new era of mining commenced.  This great miniature, richly encrusted in tiny Cassiterite crystals covering and impregnating a vein of opaque milky Quartz, is typical of the rich tin ore encountered in Dolcoath, a mine on the eastern outskirts of Camborne.  The Cassiterite crystals are mainly crude but are profuse and many well developed crystals can be seen, often giving a characteristic glint of golden-sherry along the black crystal edges.


4.8 × 4.6 × 3.3 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

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