Tin is a metal resource added by IC² and generated as ore between layers 0 and 40, usually in groups of up to 6 blocks. It requires a stone pickaxe or better to mine.
These forms of tin are seen during ore processing:
These forms of tin are seen during metal shaping:
(All items except for Tin Cable link back to this page.)
Although not quite as prevalent as copper, tin is still a staple material of IC². Note, however, that tin plates and item casings have mostly taken over the position ingots used to occupy in pre-experimental crafting recipes.
Starting off, tin will mostly go towards crafting RE Batteries and cables. Later on, a fair amount will likely be used for Universal Fluid Cells, Electric Motors, Mixed Metal Ingots, and nuclear reactor components. (Don't forget about Tin Cans to conveniently store your food!)
Unsmelted tin can also be mixed with copper in a 3:1 ratio (copper:tin) to produce Bronze, another useful metal.
To mine Tin Ore you need at least a stone pickaxe.
Tin... a multifunctional resource... use it to craft RE Batteries or some other stuff, which is made out of smooth metal.
This resource is soooo awesome!