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Tantalite from
Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA

Locality type:Quarry
Classification
Species:'Tantalite' (not an IMA approved species)
Formula:(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Comments:Mistake for columbite-tantalite
Confirmation
Validity:Erroneously Reported
References
References:Januzzi, 1976. Mineral Localities of CT and Southeastern NY State
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Tantalite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Pelton's Quarry, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Tantalite
2.7km (1.7 miles) Case Quarries, Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.6km (2.2 miles) Hale Quarry (Andrews Quarry; Glastonbury Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
3.8km (2.4 miles) Andrews Quarry (old Hale Quarry; Grandfather Andrews Quarry), Portland, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
5.6km (3.5 miles) White Rocks Quarry (Consolidated Quarry), White Rock Mining District, Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
8.1km (5.0 miles) Tollgate Quarry (Tollgate Mine; Bidwell Quarry; China-stone Quarry), Middletown, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
11.7km (7.2 miles) Slocum prospect, East Hampton (Chatham), Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
13.3km (8.2 miles) Gillette Quarry (J-J Mine; Haddam Neck Quarry), Haddam Neck, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
16.6km (10.3 miles) State Route 9 Interchange 8 - Beaver Meadow Road, Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
 
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