David K. Joyce

Cassiterite, Quartz

8.2x6.5x4.6 cm


Cassiterite, QuartzCassiterite, Quartz

Item number: 24582

This specimen is from one of the famous old metal mines of Cornwall. Just don't know which one! The Romans referred to the British Isles as "the Cassiterides" due to the tin ores they found there. It is part of a quartz and cassiterite vein section with cavities in massive cassiterite lined with glistening cassiterite crystals and small milky quartz crystals. Classic! Displays well. s