Cassiterite (SnO 2) is by far the most important tin ore, although small amounts of tin are recovered from sulphide minerals such as stannite (Cu 2 FeSnS 4).Tin occurs in both primary and secondary deposits.
Most widespread minerals containing Tin; This list of minerals containing Tin is built from the mindat.org locality database. This is based on the number of localities entered for mineral species and is therefore slanted towards minerals interesting to collectors with less coverage of common rock-forming-minerals so it does not give an ...
Tin - Mineral Fact Sheets - Australian Mines Atlas
The sulphide minerals are compounds of the metals with sulphur. Nearly all these minerals have a metallic luster, i.e., the peculiar shining appearance of metals, such as gold, silver, copper, lead, tin, iron, etc.
List Sulphide Minerals - Mineral Processing & Metallurgy
Metallurgical ContentCassiterite (tin ore, oxide of tin, tinstone)Stream TinWood TinBellmetal Ore (sulphide of tin) When a tin-bearing mineral is heated before the blowpipe with carbonate of soda or charcoal, white metallic tin is yielded.
Tin Sorosite Stistaite. Comments: Back-scattered electron image of large sorosite crystal (So=partly skeletal) adjacent to stistaite (St).Tn=native tin. Note abundant microcrystals of sorosite isolated within native tin.