A first in the Sage Goddess shop, cassiterite in quartz is a rare creation found in Namibia. This amazing gem is an economically important mineral because it is the primary ore of the metal tin. It is also used as a collectors mineral with the transparent forms being highly desired. Another amazing aspect of this quartz is that it can be faceted and used as a minor gemstone.
As varied metals like tin develop and form in mines, they blend together with quartz to create an incredible gemstones like the cassiterite. Today most of the world’s cassiterite is mined in Malaysia, Indonesia, Bolivia, Nigeria, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, and parts of China; other countries produce smaller amounts. This is really a very, very rare listing that I wouldn’t pass up.
This listing is for (1) piece of cassiterite in quartz, about 1″ in size, which will come gift-bagged in organza. You will also receive a card describing the properties and recommended use of each stone. Each piece is chosen carefully and vetted for quality. Shop with confidence.