Cassiterite (Var: Wood Tin)
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 5.8 x 3.8 cm
Santa Maria del Oro, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
A classic and fine small cabinet of a nodule of reddish-brown, botryoidal, "wood tin" cassiterite from an uncommon Mexican locality, Santa Maria del Oro. Wood tin is an old-time English term for cassiterite in this form and color. Complete all-around and pristine. Superb material for this locality, form and variety.