Cassiterite stream tin (superb) Stoudt Coll.

Durango, Mexico
Miniature, 4.1 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm
Start Time: 06/24/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
End Time: 06/30/2011 6:30:00 pm (CDT)
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Item Description

A sculptural and highly unusual, grape-like cluster of botryoidal, brownish-black cassiterite from a very uncommon Mexico locality. The botryoids are lustrous on this pristine floater. This variety of cassiterite is called "stream tin", due to the rounded, stream-worn character of the cassiterite. Stream tin was named by Cornish miners from the streams, where the rich deposits were first found in Cornwall. This is excellent, old-time material from the Vince Vozza and Dave Stoudt Collections.

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