Cassiterite - Mineral Properties - Used as an Ore of Tin
Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral with a chemical composition of SnO 2. It is the most important source of tin, and most of the world's supply of tin is obtained by mining cassiterite. Small amounts of primary cassiterite are found in igneous and metamorphic rocks throughout the world. It is also a residual mineral found in soils and sediments.