Meaning of tinstone in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtɪnstəʊn/


another term for cassiterite
‘The younger granites form rugged hills of Jurassic age, and contain tinstone and columbite.’
  • ‘The procedures needed to separate the tinstone from the other minerals are demanding.’
  • ‘Furthermore, the addition of the tinstone reduced the temperature required to melt the metal and, once melted, the bronze was more fluid and easier to cast.’
  • ‘Cassiterite is also known as tinstone, and is an important tin ore.’
  • ‘The principal ore of tin is the mineral cassiterite (or tinstone), SnO2, found abundantly on Phuket Island.’