|Tin is obtained chiefly from the mineral cassiterite, where it occurs as an oxide.|
|TIN IN INDIA|
The all India total resources of tin ore are placed at 87.215 million tonnes with a metal content of 102224 tonnes. Out of the total resources 12,692 tonnes of ore with 34.6 tonnes of metal are placed in Reserve Category and the balance in Remaining Resource Category. Out of the total resources, 83.7 million tonnes are in freehold and 3.51 million tonnes are in leasehold.
Out of leasehold, 99.96% are in public sector. Identified tin deposits includes Bodawada Katekalyan, Bastar district of Chhattisgarh and Tosham deposit in Haryana.