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Cassiterite

Posted by Ralph Bottrill  
avatar Re: Cassiterite
May 30, 2009 05:46AM
Thanks Peter

I wasn't trying to delist a locality only trying to indicate that there is great difficulty pinpointing where these Cassiterites are from. I have reworded my comments to try and give a better picture. Thanks for the input, Hope that helps.
Keith
avatar Re: Cassiterite
May 31, 2009 04:05PM
I have added most of these localities, but I note we have no photos or info for several.

Regards,
Ralph
Very beautiful cassiterite is complete, the tribute to the author, I added a few for sale on eBay cassiterite Yunnan transparent.
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avatar Re: Cassiterite
June 08, 2009 08:38PM
yunnanmineral,

Those are amazing cassiterite crystals and we would like to have them to put in the article if you would upload them officially to the mindat gallery. Can you do that? What can you tell us about the locality? Is it a tin mine? What are the associated minerals? How many of the long transparent crystals were found?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Cassiterite
June 09, 2009 09:17PM
    
Hi Rock and Ralph,

Nice transparent crystals indeed.

Two other great localities are Maniema in Congo and La Villeder in France.
I will upload some pics and the follwing days.

Take care and best regards.

Paul.
Re: Cassiterite
June 10, 2009 08:36AM
Rock Currier:
Please give me mindat gallery of IP, my English is very bad, such minerals produced in China's Yunnan province, type of mineral is transparent there is no problem with cassiterite, (I am a Geological Engineer), first discovered in 1995, about output of hundreds of pieces of such high-grade specimens, described as producing Ximeng County, Yunnan Province, showed industrial production because of the exploitation of mineral specimens close to depletion, such subscript cassiterite quartz veins are mainly rock, mica quartzite, mudstone fault; mainly associated minerals: crystal, pyrite, limonite films.
avatar Re: Cassiterite
June 11, 2009 01:01AM
Bin Jiang are you yunnanmineral

Does yunnanmineral = Bin Jaing?

I do not understand: Please give me mindat gallery of IP

Do you need instruction on how to upload pictures to Mindat?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/11/2009 01:02AM by Rock Currier.
Re: Cassiterite
June 16, 2009 02:28PM
Rock Currier
hello, Bin Jiang are yunnanmineral ,yunnanmineral are Bin Jiang.
yes,I need you to tell me instruction on how to upload pictures to Mindat?
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avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 08, 2009 08:47PM
    
and the cassiterite from Elba Island?

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avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 09, 2009 12:27PM
Matteo, Nice micro photographs, but I don't think they are unusual enough to be included in the Best Minerals Cassiterite article when so many localities produce bigger and better specimens. Why do you think they should be included?

Rock Currier
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October 09, 2009 04:04PM
    
cassiterite of 1 cm is not many micro

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avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 10, 2009 10:32AM
Matteo
I am happy to put this in if you consider it an important occurrence with good specimens in many collections. I started this article for Australian cassiterites then expanded it to international sites. As a result some of the Australian sites may be not up to the international standard, or perhaps we should add more international locations? I am open to suggestions?

Regards,
Ralph
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October 10, 2009 11:07AM
    
its hard fin cassiterite from Elba over 1 cm. you seen here http://www.mindat.org/photo-180433.html

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avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 12, 2009 12:03AM
Ralph, If you would like to add the locality and a picture(s) feel free.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 12, 2009 12:24AM
Hi Rock
Its always hard to know where to draw a line - Elba cassiterites could be the holy grail to some collectors?

Regards,
Ralph
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October 12, 2009 05:34AM
    
of this measure yes. I have a text on Elba Cassiterites, but its in italian language

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October 13, 2009 12:03PM
Yes, its hard to draw the line, but if the request is reasonable and the images are not too bad and especially if the guy will cough up good information abut the locality I usually put them in.

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 14, 2009 10:29AM
Matteo
can you tell us a bit more about the deposit, the specimens etc (size, value, how common, etc)? See http://www.mindat.org/mesg-63-115152.html

Regards,
Ralph
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October 14, 2009 10:56AM
    
unfortunaly my english is not good for write long text

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avatar Re: Cassiterite
October 14, 2009 01:53PM
If you can do the basics I will translate

Regards,
Ralph
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