• Cassiterite


ID: CC21607
A rich Cassiterite from South Crofty mine at Pool, about mid-way on the A30 between Camborne and Redruth.  This small cabinet specimen is a great example of the rich tin mineralisation found in this mine, composed almost entirely of creamy-lemon clove brown massive anhedral Cassiterite mixed with milky Quartz and many shallow vugs containing developed euhedral Cassiterite crystals.  These vugs are also lined with small acicular needle Quartz, many crystals being stained clove brown by the inclusion of finely divided Cassiterite.  A good, rich Cassiterite from South Crofty.

Out of Stock

Add to Wishlist


7.0 × 9.3 × 6.0 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides
South Crofty Mine, Pool, Cornwall, England, Europe

Minerals on Specimen

Minerals on specimen

Related Mineral Specimens

 St. Michael's Mount, Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, Europe
A compact miniature which aptly demonstrates key mineralisation at the iconic landmark of St....
 Mt Xuebaoding, Pingwu Co., Mianyang Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, Asia
An excellent lustrous twinned crystal of Cassiterite measuring to 2.2 cm sits at the apex of the...
 Bejewans, Sancreed, St Just, Cornwall, England, Europe
An ugly yet greatly appealing specimen of a crystalline fibrous form of Cassiterite, occurring as...
Cassiterite after Orthoclase
 Wheal Coates, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England, Europe
Specimens of Cassiterite pseudomorph after Orthoclase are now comparatively rare. The specimen we...