An Unusual Cassiterite Paragenesis and its Genetic Implications

L. J. Lawrence
New South Wales University of Technology, Sydney, N.S.W.

Summary: In the Torrington district of New South Wales the cassiterite occurs almost entirely in hydrothermal veins, with galena, blende, quartz, and chlorite; sometimes it replaces crinoid stems and gastropods. In the Madman vein, however, the cassiterite is associated with adularia, both minerals encrusting quartz. These observations suggest that the tin came in as alkali stannate solutions.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1957 v. 31; no. 236; p. 402-406; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1957.031.236.07
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