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Tantalite-(Mn) With Cleavelandite

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Tantalite-(Mn) With Cleavelandite

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Description
Locality: 
Darrah I Pech, Chapa Dara District, Kunar Province, Afghanistan
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.3 × 4.1 × 2.3 cm
Largest Crystal: 
1.70cm
Description

 A superb well doubly terminated lustrous perfect tantalite mn hosts to albite matrix.

Undamaged.

A very good high quality tantalite mn specimen from Darrah-i-Peach , Kunar pegmatites.

Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Tantalite-(Mn)

Formula: 
MnTa2O6
Strunz: 
4.DB.35
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Utö Mines, Utö, Södermanland, Sweden

Cleavelandite

Variety Of: 

Albite

Formula: 
NaAlSi3O8
Strunz: 
9.FA.35
Hardness: 
6.0 - 6.5
Hardness: 
0.0