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Synonym of:Columbite-(Fe), Columbite-(Mn), Stibiocolumbite, Stibiotantalite, Tantalite-(Fe), Tantalite-(Mn)

A generic name for minerals of the Columbite/Tantalite families which are difficult to distinguish without sophisticated tests.

Classification of Columbite-Tantalite

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Other Names for Columbite-Tantalite

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Simplified Chinese:铌钽铁矿

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Health Warning:No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for Columbite-Tantalite

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Palache, Charles, Harry Berman & Clifford Frondel (1944), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana Yale University 1837-1892, Volume I: Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, Oxides. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York. 7th edition, revised and enlarged: 780.

Zhang, A.C., Wang, R.C., Hu, H., Zhang, H., Zhu, J.C., and Chen, X.M. (2004b) Chemical evolution of Nb-Ta oxides and zircon from the Koktokay no. 3 granitic pegmatite, Altai, northwestern China. Mineralogical Magazine: 68(5): 739-756.

E. J. Kinast, O. Isnard, J. B. M. da Cunha, M. A. Z. de Vasconcellos and C. A. dos Santos (2011): A new approach for the determination of multiple cation locations and ordering, using the example of natural and heat-treated columbites. J. Appl. Crystallogr. 44, 738-746.

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