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Columbite-Tantalite

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


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Synonyms of Columbite-TantaliteHide

Other Language Names for Columbite-TantaliteHide

Simplified Chinese:铌钽铁矿

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Muscovite13 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.
Quartz6 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Montebrasite4 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Montebrasite on mindat.org.
Albite4 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Beryl3 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Beryl on mindat.org.
Microcline3 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Microcline on mindat.org.
Cleavelandite3 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.
Samarskite-(Y)2 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Samarskite-(Y) on mindat.org.
Zircon2 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Zircon on mindat.org.
Orthoclase2 photos of Columbite-Tantalite associated with Orthoclase on mindat.org.

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Health Risks:
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-TantaliteHide

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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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Localities for Columbite-TantaliteHide

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