• Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
Oxides and Hydroxides

Cassiterite

$400.00   €337  £290.00 approx.  

This specimen is priced in US dollars, all other prices are approximate.

ID: CC14058
Although I dearly love these specimens of Cassiterite from the famous deposit of the Bejewans Tin Stream Works at Sancreed near St. Just in Cornwall, I have to admit they would not win a beauty contest and may even be termed a little beastly!  This quite ugly yet greatly appealing specimen is of a crystalline, partly fibrous form of Cassiterite, occurring as intergrown crude brown-black infillings between patchy off-white Quartz.  The Quartz occurs as dirty cream crystal sections distributed randomly, floating in the Cassiterite groundmass, with orange-tan Quartz across on long edge.  From the alluvial deposit near to Bejewans, south-west of Penzance, this specimen could be classified as the variety “wood tin” due to its micro-fibrous habit, although magnification is required to observe this.  An interesting specimen from a great Cornish location and certainly will make a nice addition to any Cornish collection.

Details

Dimensions
3.6 × 6.5 × 2.0 cm
Categories
Oxides and Hydroxides
Locality
Bejewans, Sancreed, St Just, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen
Cassiterite

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