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Former good article nominee Tin was a Natural sciences good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Tin/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Needed for Bplus-class: This article is already Bplus-class in some sections, but not in all (e.g. Production, Exchanges, Precautions need a lot more work). Double sharp (talk) 13:36, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Last edited at 13:36, 19 April 2012 (UTC). Substituted at 08:51, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Confusing table[edit]

Regarding subsection Occurrence: Shouldn't the world tin mine reserves table have a defined sort order? E.g. why wouldn't Indonesia be the second entry? --Mortense (talk) 09:25, 5 May 2016 (UTC)


Tin density according to this page is 7.365 g/cm3. According to CRC handbook, it is 7.28. According to the RSC website, it is 7.287. Where is this page's density value coming from? (talk) 19:27, 13 July 2016 (UTC)-Samuel

Hi Samuel, the densities of the elements used to populate data tables are given here. It appears someone has made a typo, instead of writing 7.265 g/cm3 they've used 7.365 g/gm3. I'll change the 1st decimal. Cheers Polyamorph (talk) 21:29, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

Stannous, stannic[edit]

These terms should be clearly explained as referring respectively to bivalent- and tetravalent-tin compounds, from Latin stannum, 'tin'. I would just add it, but I'm not certain of the best spot, and there may be other such terms to account for.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  00:19, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Cassiterite's colour[edit]

Cassiterite is never purple. This is an evident error. It may however be brown. Eudialytos (talk) 22:25, 4 November 2017 (UTC)