• Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
  • Cassiterite
Oxides and Hydroxides


$3,500.00   €2,984  £2,540.00 approx.  

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

ID: CC21633
There are many collectors who specialise in Cassiterite, a tin oxide, and if you are one looking for something a little bit different, then look no further.  From Santa Maria del Oro at San Luis Potosi in Mexico, this is such an unusual habit of the species many an experienced collector would not even recognise it as Cassiterite.  A small cabinet specimen, the Cassiterite forms in the botryoidal habit as vertically elongated domes up to 2.4 cm in diameter with the tallest a little over 3 cm.  The surfaces are composed of 1 mm diameter silver-black framboids with a metallic lustre.  A pale reddish-pink mineral lightly dusts in between the mounds and around their sides, giving a great contrast to the metallic Cassiterite.  The base is a porous creamy carbonate matrix over which the Cassiterite has been deposited.  A fabulous and most rare habit of Cassiterite.


7.2 × 5.7 × 4.8 cm
Oxides and Hydroxides, Rare Minerals
Santa María del Oro, San Luis Potosí, Mexico, North America

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....
Cassiterite with Arsenopyrite
 Viloco Mine, Loayza Province, La Paz Department, Bolivia, South America
Well-developed, mostly twinned, crystals of very lustrous deep brown Cassiterite which  are...
Cassiterite Var. “Wood Tin” with Quartz and Dolomite
 Cornwall, England, Europe
A very good example of the variety of Cassiterite known as “Wood Tin”, due to its concentric banded...
 Horni Slavkov (Schlaggenwald), Bohemia, Czech Republic, Europe
A large well-formed twinned crystal of Cassiterite measuring overall to nearly 5cm displays a...