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|Colour:||Brown-black; ...||Hardness:||5 - 6|
|Name:||The name reflects its tantalum content and similarity to euxenite-(Y).|
Classification of Tanteuxenite-(Y)
|Strunz 8th edition ID:||4/D.19-50|
|Nickel-Strunz 10th (pending) edition ID:||4.DG.05|
4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
G : With large (+- medium-sized) cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
|Dana 8th edition ID:||220.127.116.11|
8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
3 : AB2O6
|Hey's CIM Ref.:||18.4.6|
18 : Niobates and Tantalates
4 : Niobates and tantalates containing both U and rare earths
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Type Occurrence of Tanteuxenite-(Y)
|Type Locality:||Cooglegong pegmatite, Shaw River District, East Pilbara Shire, Western Australia, Australia|
Physical Properties of Tanteuxenite-(Y)
|Colour:||Brown-black; amber-yellow (transmitted light)|
|Hardness (Mohs):||5 - 6|
|Density (measured):||5.4 - 5.9 g/cm3|
Optical Data of Tanteuxenite-(Y)
Chemical Properties of Tanteuxenite-(Y)
|Essential elements:||O, Ta, Y|
|All elements listed in formula:||Ca, Ce, H, Nb, O, Ta, Ti, Y|
Relationship of Tanteuxenite-(Y) to other Species
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Other Names for Tanteuxenite-(Y)
|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 Tanteuxenite-(Y)
Smpson (1928), Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia: 14: 45.
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: 791.
American Mineralogist (1960): 45: 756.
Internet Links for Tanteuxenite-(Y)
Localities for Tanteuxenite-(Y)
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(TL) indicates type locality. ? indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. All other localities listed without reference should be considered as uncertain and unproven until references can be found.
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Locality Updated: Spray mine, Zeehan, Zeehan district, Tasmania, AustraliaFrom Rod Martin, 19th May 2013 09:41:10