Tin Ore ExtractionMineral Processing & Metallurgy

The flowsheet below Explains the Extraction of Tin Ore as shown by a study adapted to the concentration of a lode tin deposit.Cassiterite (SnO2) is very friable and special considerations to crushing and grinding of the ore are necessary to avoid an excessive production of fines. The Mineral Jig is an important feature of this flowsheet to recover the coarse free tin mineral as


Cassiterite is a tin oxide mineral, SnO 2.It is generally opaque, but it is translucent in thin crystals.Its luster and multiple crystal faces produce a desirable gem. Cassiterite has been the chief tin ore throughout ancient history and remains the most important source of tin today.

CassiteriteMineral PropertiesUsed as an Ore of Tin