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Comments: Floater crystal of doubly terminated, brilliant, with a little red tint manganotantalite.
Location: Pech, Kunar, Afganistan.
Scale: 5.5 x 7 cm.
© Fabre Minerals
Tantalite-(Mn): MnTa2O6 Calciotantite: Ca(Ta,Nb)4O11
Comments: SEM image showing calciotantite (CT), manganotatntalite (MTT), microlite (MT) and lithiowodginite (LW) association.
Location: Granitic pegmatites, Kalba, Kazakhstan.
Scale: Scale bar 100 µm and 10 µm.
© Diederik Visser