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Tantalite-(Mn), Albite, Muscovite, Montebrasite


Tantalite-(Mn) : MnTa2O6, Albite : NaAlSi3O8, Muscovite : KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2, Montebrasite : LiAl(PO4)(OH)
minID: QN3-TVT

Photo Copyright © Jyrki Autio  - This image is copyrighted. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited.
Dimensions: 130 mm x 90 mm x 90 mm

Black tantalite-(Mn) and slightly pinkish montebrasite in white albite and green muscovite matrix 130 x 90 x 90 mm. Size of tantalite is 40 x 32 x 13 mm. There was smaller crystal intersecting the main one in its down left corner, but it was impossible to save in trimming.
There is also thucholite surrounded by halo on the foreground.
Found from larger quarry dump may 2009. Picture and specimen Jyrki Autio.

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Photo added: 27th May 2009

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