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Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England


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Cassiterite, Wherry Mine, Wherrytown, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Cassiterite with quartz. A very rich tin ore of a brown colour with black crystals of a curious form on the surface intermixed with white quartz. In Cornwall, cassiterite is concentrated in hydrothermal veins and pegmatites associated with granite intrusions. Cassiterite is the primary ore of tin, the most significant metal mined in Cornwall. Rashleigh Collection

TRURI : 1903.1.313

Media ID 18814440

© RIC, photographer A.G. Tindle

Black Brown English Geology Metal Mine Mineral Mining Oxide Specimen


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