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Tin

TIN (בָּדִיל, H975), a metal that has a bright white color and is easily fusible with a melting point of 232oC. The metal is not very ductile, but is very malleable and can be rolled into foil. Tin is only rarely found in the native state, the main ore being cassiterite (tin dioxide) which occurs in veins associated with granitic rocks, as in Cornwall, and as alluvial deposits resulting from the degradation of cassiteritebearing veins.