Origin: Aberfoyle tin mine Storeys ck Tas.
Size: 175 x 140 x 65 mm.
Weight: 1695 gm.
Comments: This plate of cassiterite and Quartz is one of the quality Tasmanian minerals that have come into my possession over the years.It is a truly old specimen because the previous owner had it in his collection for many years before I obtained it. A lot of tin was mined from Tasmania but not a lot of specimens have survived the years, I was grateful to obtain this specimen because I have not seen too many plates of this type in our Australian collections. We have plenty of floaters and stream gravel and generally loose crystals,but a plate like this of the oxide ofTin is a rarity.