Definition of tinstone in English:

tinstone

noun

  • another term for cassiterite
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The procedures needed to separate the tinstone from the other minerals are demanding.’
    • ‘The younger granites form rugged hills of Jurassic age, and contain tinstone and columbite.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

tinstone

/ˈtɪnstəʊn/