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noun Mineralogy.
  1. cassiterite.
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Origin of tinstone

First recorded in 1595–1605; tin + stone
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Historical Examples of tinstone

  • These oxides are commonly met with in samples of wolfram and tinstone, especially niobic.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

    Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer

  • Tin is found in nature chiefly as the oxide (SnO2), called cassiterite or tinstone.

British Dictionary definitions for tinstone


  1. another name for cassiterite
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