Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring

Mineral Name: Cassiterite

Composition: Tin oxide

Nomenclature: Named after the Greek word "kassiteros" which means "tin."

Industrial Uses: Major ore of tin.

Additional Notes: Twining is very common in cassiterite, forming elbow-shaped crystals. Also referred to as "wood tin."

Uganda : Scott 602 : 10 shilling : 18 Jan 1988


Zaire : Scott 1107 : 3 zaire : 13 Feb 1983