• Cassiterite var Wood Tin (2 pieces)
  • Cassiterite var Wood Tin (2 pieces)
  • Cassiterite var Wood Tin (2 pieces)

Cassiterite var Wood Tin (2 pieces)

$800.00   €756  £650.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC19148
The fibrous variety of Cassiterite termed ‘Wood Tin’ is one of those great classics of Cornish mineralogy and always makes an important addition to any Cornish collection. The larger of these two specimens is the most sought after type in that it displays beautiful radial and concentric banding, reminiscent of the rings and medullary rays within a tree. The smaller specimen is a water-worn pebble measuring 1.6 x 1.0 x 0.9 cm. Both specimens are from the alluvial tin deposits on Goss Moor close to St. Austell in Cornwall and exhibit many shades of brown between milk and dark chocolate. The larger piece is exquisite, its radial fibrous structure producing both a silky texture and lustre.


2.4 × 3.0 × 1.5 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
Goss Moor, St Dennis, St Austell, Cornwall, England, UK

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen