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Stibiotantalite from
Katerina Mine (Ashley mine; Caterina mine; Catherin mine; Catherina mine; Katrina mine), Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill), Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA

Locality type:Mine
Classification
Species:Stibiotantalite
Formula:Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Comments:Two crystals of stibiotantalite were observed in the Katerina mine, where they were in close association with coarse-grained cleavelandite, quartz, orthoclase, and colorless to pinkish beryl. The crystals were near several clusters of manganotantalite tablets, which they resembled in color and luster. In contrast, however, the antimony mineral showed a perfect cleavage.
Abundance at site:Very Rare
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:Jahns, R. H. and Wright, L. A. (1951), Gem and Lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala District, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines special report 7A: 31, 40.
Associated Minerals:
Associates:Cleavelandite
Goshenite
Morganite
Orthoclase
Quartz
Tantalite-(Mn)
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Stibiotantalite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Katerina Mine (Ashley mine; Caterina mine; Catherin mine; Catherina mine; Katrina mine), Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill), Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
Nearest other occurrences of Stibiotantalite
0.6km (0.4 miles) Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill), Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
0.6km (0.4 miles) Vanderberg Mine (MS 5391; Naylor Rock; Naylor-Vanderburg mine; Sickler group; Vandenburg mine; Vanderburg mine), Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill), Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
2.1km (1.3 miles) Stewart Mine (MS 6162; Stewart Lithia mine), Tourmaline Queen Mountain (Pala Mtn; Queen Mtn), Pala, Pala Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
28.9km (18.0 miles) Trask mine, San Diego Mine (K. C. Naylor mine), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
29.0km (18.0 miles) Himalaya Mine (Himalaya dikes; Himalaya pegmatite), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
29.1km (18.1 miles) San Diego Mine (K. C. Naylor mine), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
31.3km (19.4 miles) Williamson Mine (Coahuila Brave claim; Williamson Silica Mine), Cahuilla Mountain, Cahuilla Mining District, Riverside Co., California, USA
36.9km (22.9 miles) Carmelita Mine (Big Spring mine; Blue Gem claim; Crest Gem mine; Elinor deposit; Elinor mine; Estudillo mine; French Pete mine; MS 6130; Peter Cabat mine), Chihuahua Valley, Warner Springs Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
38.1km (23.7 miles) Cryo-Genie Mine (Cindy B-Cryogenie claim; Lost Valley Truck Trail prospect), Warner Springs, Warner Springs Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
41.8km (26.0 miles) Cable Mine (Little Three Extension prospect; New A.B.C. prospect; New ABC prospect), Ramona, Ramona Mining District, San Diego County, California, USA
 
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