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Antandrokomby Pegmatite, Manandona Valley, Ambositra, Amoron'i Mania, Madagascar
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Thumbnail (1-3cm)
0.6 × 1.2 × 1.1 cm
Largest Crystal: 

A nice, complex grey crystal of the new niobium oxide hydrokenopyrochlore (IMA 2017-005) from the type locality, with nicely crystallized pink tourmaline in association. This crystal shows obviuos zoning, due to cesium rich zones (cesiokenopyrochlore has been recently determined from a similar, nearby locality).

Mineral Data
What's on the rock


Group Parent: 
Pyrochlore Group
Crystal System: 
Type Locality: 
Antandrokomby, Manandona Valley, Sahatany, Antananarivo Province, Madagascar

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We offer rare minerals to systematic collectors worldwide, doing our best to ensure accurate identification and provide adequate information and pictures.

Through extensive field search and contacts with trusted sources, we manage to provide the best in newly found species and classic type-locality minerals. Should your item prove to be different we offer an immediate refund of purchase.

Items may be returned within 15 days of receipt, please note that return costs are at customer's expense. We will issue refund as soon as we receive the item in unaltered condition.

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