Stannite, Cornwall


(Actual as seen)

SIZE:  40 x 38 x 20mm
(1.57 x 1.5 x 0.79 inches)

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Stannite is a mineral, a sulfide of copper, iron, and tin. It is found in tin-bearing, hydrothermal vein deposits occurring with chalcopyrite, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, arsenopyrite, pyrite, cassiterite, and wolframite. It is also known as bell metal ore as tin is an important constituent of bell-metal. It is thought the exploitation of tin deposits in Cornwall led to an expansion in bell founding. The name comes from the Latin for tin: stannum. It was first described in 1797 for an occurrence in Wheal Rock, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England.

From Cligga Head, Perranport, Cornwall

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