A soft, pliable metal with a silvery sheen, tin mainly occurs in the mineral cassiterite in the form of tin dioxide. It is obtained from the cassiterite through the process of reduction, which is done by roasting the cassiterite at extremely high temperatures. There are no known high-grade deposits of tin. Tin is normally mined through the method of gravel pumping.

Deposits of tin are found in several African countries, including Burundi, the DRC, Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda, Namibia, and South Africa.

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