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Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan


Product No.: km10-004



 
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan
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Rare transparent Tantalite in Matrix Afghanistan

 

 

Mineral:
Tantalite -(Mn) , Solid-Solution Series: Tantalite-(Fe) - Tantalite-(Mn)
Chemical Formula:
FeTa2O6 - MnTa2O6
Size:
73,6 x 44,9 x 36,1
crystal: 18,5 x 14,4 x 11,1 mm
Weight:
685 ct or 137 g
Transparence:
transparent in transmitted light
Quantity:
1
Origin:
Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan

This is a fine tantalite crystal in quartz matrix. The garnet-red crystal discloses fine transparency. There are no fracture planes present no damages whatsoever. A great matrix specimen especially if you consider that transparent specimens are very rarely found !!