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Tantalite-(Mn)

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Formula:
MnTa2O6
Colour:
Pink to nearly colourless, reddish brown to black
Lustre:
Vitreous, Sub-Metallic
Hardness:
6
Specific Gravity:
6.65 - 8
Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Member of:
Name:
From the manganese content and for the Greek mythical figure Tantalus - for its difficulty in dissolving.
Tantalite-(Fe)-Tantalite-(Mn) Series.

Formerly known as manganotantalite.

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Classification of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Approved, 'Grandfathered' (first described prior to 1959)
4.DB.35

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
D : Metal: Oxygen = 1:2 and similar
B : With medium-sized cations; chains of edge-sharing octahedra
8.3.2.3

8 : MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
3 : AB2O6
18.1.36

18 : Niobates and Tantalates
1 : Niobates and tantalates containing neither rare earths nor U

Physical Properties of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Vitreous, Sub-Metallic
Transparency:
Opaque
Colour:
Pink to nearly colourless, reddish brown to black
Streak:
Red, scarlet to black
Hardness:
Hardness:
VHN100=488 - 681 kg/mm2 - Vickers
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
Distinct/Good
Distinct on {100}
Less distinct {010}
Fracture:
Irregular/Uneven, Sub-Conchoidal
Density:
6.65 - 8 g/cm3 (Measured)    8.01 g/cm3 (Calculated)

Optical Data of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Type:
Biaxial (+)
RI values:
nα = 2.140 nβ = 2.150 nγ = 2.340
Max Birefringence:
δ = 0.200
Image shows birefringence interference colour range (at 30µm thickness)
and does not take into account mineral colouration.
Surface Relief:
Very High
Dispersion:
r < v strong
Pleochroism:
Strong
Comments:
Red, red-brown, orange

Chemical Properties of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Formula:
MnTa2O6
IMA Formula:
Mn2+Ta2O6
Common Impurities:
Fe,Nb

Crystallography of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Crystal System:
Orthorhombic
Class (H-M):
mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) - Dipyramidal
Space Group:
Pbcn
Cell Parameters:
a = 14.44 Å, b = 5.7661(8) Å, c = 5.093 Å
Ratio:
a:b:c = 2.504 : 1 : 0.883
Unit Cell V:
424.06 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)
Z:
4
Morphology:
Short prismatic to tabular
Twinning:
On {021} {023}
Pseudohexagonal trillings
Comment:
On synthetic material

X-Ray Powder DiffractionHide

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Radiation - Copper Kα
Data Set:
Data courtesy of RRUFF project at University of Arizona, used with permission.

Type Occurrence of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Synonyms of Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Other Language Names for Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Relationship of Tantalite-(Mn) to other SpeciesHide

Member of:
Other Members of this group:
Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
Qitianlingite(Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10Orth.
Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
Tantalite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
Forms a series with:

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Albite42 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Albite on mindat.org.
Quartz37 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Fluorapatite21 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Fluorapatite on mindat.org.
Muscovite18 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Muscovite on mindat.org.
Topaz16 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Topaz on mindat.org.
Tourmaline16 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Tourmaline on mindat.org.
Cleavelandite13 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Cleavelandite on mindat.org.
Simpsonite9 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Simpsonite on mindat.org.
Aquamarine9 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Aquamarine on mindat.org.
Väyrynenite8 photos of Tantalite-(Mn) associated with Väyrynenite on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Nickel-Strunz GroupingHide

4.DB.05ArgutiteGeO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05CassiteriteSnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05PlattneritePbO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.05PyrolusiteMnO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05RutileTiO2Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.05TripuhyiteFe3+Sb5+O4Tet.
4.DB.05TugarinoviteMoO2Mon.
4.DB.05Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
4.DB.10ByströmiteMgSb2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P4/nmm
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.10Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
4.DB.10OrdoñeziteZnSb2O6Tet.
4.DB.15bAkhtenskiteε-Mn4+O2Hex. 6/mmm (6/m 2/m 2/m) : P63/mmc
4.DB.15cNsutite(Mn4+,Mn2+)(O,OH)2Hex.
4.DB.15aParamontroseiteV4+O2Orth.
4.DB.15aRamsdelliteMn4+O2Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.20Scrutinyiteα-PbO2Orth.
4.DB.25IshikawaiteU4+Fe2+Nb2O8Mon.
4.DB.25Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8Orth.
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.25SrilankiteZrTi2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.25Yttrocolumbite-(Y)Y(U4+,Fe2+)Nb2O8
4.DB.25Calciosamarskite(Ca,Fe3+,Y)2(Nb,Ta,Ti)2O8Mon.
4.DB.25Samarskite-(Yb)(Yb,Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30FerberiteFeWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30HübneriteMnWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.30Sanmartinite(Zn,Fe)WO4Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.DB.30KrasnoselskiteCoWO4Mon.
4.DB.30HeftetjerniteScTaO4Mon. 2/m
4.DB.30HuanzalaiteMgWO4Mon. 2/m : P2/b
4.DB.35Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.35Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
4.DB.35Qitianlingite(Fe,Mn)2(Nb,Ta)2WO10Orth.
4.DB.35Magnocolumbite(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6
4.DB.35Tantalite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe2+)(Ta,Nb)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
4.DB.40FerrowodginiteFe2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
4.DB.40LithiotantiteLiTa3O8Mon.
4.DB.40LithiowodginiteLiTa3O8Mon.
4.DB.40TitanowodginiteMn2+TiTa2O8Mon.
4.DB.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
4.DB.40FerrotitanowodginiteFe2+TiTa2O8Mon.
4.DB.40WolframowodginiteMn(Mn,Sn,Fe,Ta)(W,Ta,Nb)2O8
4.DB.45TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)Mon.
4.DB.50Carmichaelite(Ti,Cr,Fe)[O2-x(OH)x]Mon. 2/m : P21/b
4.DB.55AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
4.DB.60Biehlite((Sb,As)O)2[MoO4]Mon.

Related Minerals - Dana Grouping (8th Ed.)Hide

8.3.2.1Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
8.3.2.2Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
8.3.2.4Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
8.3.2.5Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

18.1.1LithiotantiteLiTa3O8Mon.
18.1.2LueshiteNaNbO3Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.3NatroniobiteNaNbO3Mon.
18.1.4FranconiteNa(Nb2O5)(OH) · 3H2OMon.
18.1.5NatrotantiteNa2Ta4O11Mon.
18.1.6IrtyshiteNa2(Ta,Nb)4O11Hex.
18.1.7Rankamaite(Na,K)3(Ta,Nb,Al)11(O,OH)31Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Cmmm
18.1.8Hydropyrochlore(H2O,□)2Nb2(O,OH)6(H2O)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.9CalciotantiteCaTa4O11Hex.
18.1.10RynersoniteCaTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.11Microlite GroupIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.12BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)Amor.
18.1.13LatrappiteCa2NbFe3+O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pnma
18.1.14Hochelagaite(Ca,Na,Sr)(Nb,Ti,Si,Al)4O11 · 8H2OMon.
18.1.15Bariomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.16ParabariomicroliteBaTa4O10(OH)2 · 2H2OTrig.
18.1.17Bariopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)A2Nb2(O,OH)6ZIso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.18AlumotantiteAlTaO4Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.19SimpsoniteAl4(Ta,Nb)3O13(OH,F)Trig. 3 : P3
18.1.20Sosedkoite(K,Na)5Al2(Ta,Nb)22O60Orth.
18.1.21Thoreaulite(Sn2+,Pb)(Ta,Nb)2O6Mon.
18.1.22Stannomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.23FoorditeSn2+(Nb,Ta)2O6Mon. 2/m : B2/b
18.1.24ChangbaiitePbNb2O6Trig.
18.1.25Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
18.1.26Plumbomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)
18.1.27StibiocolumbiteSb(Nb,Ta)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.28StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4Orth. mm2
18.1.29NatrobistantiteIso.
18.1.30Cesplumtantite(Cs,Na)2(Pb,Sb3+)3Ta8O24Tet.
18.1.31Stibiomicrolite (of Groat et al.)
18.1.32Cesstibtantite
18.1.34BismutotantaliteBi(Ta,Nb)O4Orth.
18.1.35Bismutomicrolite (of Hogarth 1977)Iso. m3m (4/m 3 2/m) : Fd3m
18.1.37Gerasimovskite(Mn,Ca)(Nb,Ti)5O12 · 9H2O
18.1.38Tapiolite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.39Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.40WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8Mon.
18.1.41Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8Orth.
18.1.42Columbite-(Fe)FeNb2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.43Tantalite-(Fe)FeTa2O6Orth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.44ColumbiteOrth. mmm (2/m 2/m 2/m) : Pbcn
18.1.45Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
18.1.46Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m)
18.1.47Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6Tet. 4/mmm (4/m 2/m 2/m) : P42/mnm
18.1.48Columbite-(Mg)(Mg,Fe,Mn)(Nb,Ta)2O6Orth.
18.1.50Strüverite(Ti,Ta,Fe)O2
18.1.51 Staringite(Fe,Mn)x(Ta,Nb)2xSn6-3xO12

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
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References for Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Reference List:
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Arzruni (1887), Russ. Ges. Min., Vh.: 23: 181.
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.
Grice, J. D., Ferguson, R. B., Hawthorne, F. C. (1976): The crystal structures of tantalite, ixiolite and wodginite from Bernic Lake, Manitoba. I. Tantalite and ixiolite. Canadian Mineralogist 14, 540-549. [in fact structure of manganotantalite]
American Mineralogist (1988): 73: 666-667.
American Mineralogist (1995): 80: 613-619.

Internet Links for Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

Localities for Tantalite-(Mn)Hide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Afghanistan
 
various photographs
    • Chapa Dara District
Jesse Fisher specimen
  • Nuristan Province (Nurestan Province; Nooristan Province; Nuristan)
    • Du Ab District
      • Nilaw-Kolum pegmatite field
Peters, S.G., Ludington, S.D., Orris, G.J., Sutphin, D.M., and Bliss, J.D., eds. (2007): USGS Open–File Report 07-1214
    • Kamdesh District
Lyckberg, P. (2011): Edelstein-Pegmatite in Afghanistan: Paprok. Mineralien-Welt. 22 (3): 46-57
    • Nuristan District
Bariand, P. and Poullen, J.F. (1978). Famous mineral localities: The pegmatites of Laghman - Nuristan - Afghanistan. Mineralogical Record. 9: 301-308.
Algeria
 
  • Tamanghasset Province
    • Ahaggar Mtn (Hoggar Mtn)
      • Laouni
Argentina
 
  • Salta
    • La Poma department
      • Nevados de Palermo
        • El Quemado district
Galliski et al. (2001) Bismutotantalite from northwestern Argentina: description and crystal structure. Canadian Mineralogist Vol. 39, pp. 103-110.
  • San Luis
    • Coronel Pringles department
      • El Trapiche
        • Las Águilas deposit
Miguel Á. Galliski, María Florencia Márquez-Zavalía, Raúl Lira, Jan Cempírek and Radek Škoda (2012) Mineralogy and Origin of the Dumortierite-Bearing Pegmatites of Virorco, San Luis, Argentina. Canadian Mineralogist 50:873-894.
      • Totoral pegmatitic field
        • La Florida
          • San Luis Mine
Černý, P., Galliski, M. A., Oyarzábal, J. C., Teertstra, D. K., Chapman, R., MacBride, L., & Ferreira, K. (2003). Stranded and equilibrated assemblages of late feldspars in two granitic pegmatites in the Pampean Ranges, Argentina. The Canadian Mineralogist, 41(4), 1013-1026.
Australia
 
  • South Australia
    • Flinders Ranges
      • North Flinders Ranges
        • Umberatana
mentioned references in description
  • Victoria
    • East Gippsland Shire
      • Omeo
        • Mt Wills Mining District
          • Glen Wills
Personally collected by Ryan Eagle in 2009
  • Western Australia
    • Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire
      • Greenbushes Tinfield
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Coolgardie
Simpson, E.S. (1948), Minerals of Western Australia, Vol 3, p 64
      • Nepean
M. Jacobson, M. Calderwood, B. Grguric; Pegmatites of Western Australia; (Perth 2007)
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B.(2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
      • Spargoville
Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007
    • East Pilbara Shire
      • Marble Bar
On Tapiolite in the Pilbara Goldfield, Western Australia; E.S. Simpson; Mineralogical Magazine, June 1917, V18, pp107-121
    • Leonora Shire
      • Yakabindie Station (Kathleen Valley)
Pegmatites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007.
    • Mount Magnet Shire
      • Mount Farmer Station
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric;, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007): Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007.
    • Port Hedland Shire
      • Abydos Station
        • Wodgina
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia.
Sweetapple, M.T., Cornellius, H., Collins, P.L.F. (2001) Tantalum Mineralisation of the Wodgina District: The Wodgina and Mt Cassiterite Pegmatite Orebodies, pp 48-57, Sept 2001. Fetherston, J.M. (2004) Tantalum in Western Australia: Western Australia Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, 162p.
Simpson, Edward S. (1928) Famous Mineral Localities: Wodgina, North West Australia, American Mineralogist, Vol. 13, No. 9, September 1928, pp.457-468.
      • Mugarinya Community (Yandearra; Yandeearra; Yandeyarra)
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007). Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
      • Strelley Station
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
      • Wallareenya Station
        • Pilgangoora (Pilgangoora Mining Centre; Lynas Find; McPhees Patch; Mount York)
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B. (2007), Pegmatites of Western Australia, 2007
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B. (2007), Pegmatites of Western Australia, 2007
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B. (2007), Pegmatites of Western Australia, 2007
Jacobson, M., Calderwood, M., Grguric, B,. (2007), Pegmatites of Western Australia, 2007
Fetherston, J.M. (2004), Tantalum in Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 22, GSWA, 02 Apr 2004
    • Ravensthorpe Shire
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I. (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
Calderwood, M.A., Grguric, B.A., Jacobson, M.I., (2007) Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia. Hesperian Press, Carlisle, Western Australia.
    • Upper Gascoyne Shire
      • Yinnietharra (Yinnietharra Station; Yinnetharra)
Pegmatites of Western Australia; M.I. Jacobson, M.A. Calderwood, B.A. Grguric' Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007
    • Yalgoo Shire
      • Paynes Find
Pegamtites of Western Australia; M Jacobson, M Calderwood, B Grguric; Hesperian Press, Perth, 2007.
    • Yilgarn shire
      • Mount Holland pegmatite field
M. Jacobson, M. Calderwood, B. Grguric; Pegmatites of Western Australia; (Perth 2007) and conversations between writer (Kim Macdonald) and owner of lease Fred Rose in 2012.
Brazil
 
  • Minas Gerais
Richard Dale collection
    • Governador Valadares
Min Rec 36:3 pp292-293
    • São João del Rei pegmatite province
      • Nazareno
Andrade, M.B., Atencio, D., Chukanov, N.V., Ellena, J. (2013): Hydrokenomicrolite, (☐,H2O)2Ta2(O,OH)6(H2O), a new microlite group mineral from Volta Grande pegmatite, Nazareno, Minas Gerais, Brazil. American Mineralogist, 98, 292–296
  • Paraíba
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Frei Martinho
        • Quixaba
Witzke, T., Steins, M., Doering, T., Schuckmann, W., Wegner, R., Pöllmann, H. (2011): Fluornatromicrolite, (Na,Ca,Bi)2Ta2O6F, a new mineral from Quixaba, Paraíba, Brazil. Canadian Mineralogist, 49, 1105-1110; Ferreira, A., Ferreira, V. P., Soares, D. R., & Vilarroel-Leo, H. S. (2005). Chemical and mineralogical characterization of elbaites from the Alto Quixaba pegmatite, Seridó province, NE Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, 77(4), 729-743.; Scares, D. R., Ferreira, A. C. M., da Silva, R. R., & Ferreira, V. P. (2008). Alkali-Deficient elbaite from pegmatites of the serido region, Borborema Province, Ne Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Geology, 30(2).
      • Junco do Seridó
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
      • Pedra Lavrada
Am Min (1955) 40:55-63
      • Picuí
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.; Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
  • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Borborema mineral province
      • Equador
[www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]; http://rruff.geo.arizona.edu/doclib/hom/parabariomicrolite.pdf.; Canadian Mineralogist (1986): 24: 655-663.; Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Nb–Ta–(Ti–Sn) oxide mineral chemistry as tracer of rare element granitic pegmatite fractionation in the Borborema Province, Northeastern Brazil. Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
      • Parelhas
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
Beurlen, H., Da Silva, M.R.R., Thomas, R., Soares, D.R., and Olivier, P. (2008): Mineralium Deposita 43, 207-228.
Burundi
 
  • Cibitoke Province
    • SW Cibitoke B
Melcher, F., Graupner, T., Gäbler, H. E., Sitnikova, M., Henjes-Kunst, F., Oberthür, T., ... & Dewaele, S. (2015). Tantalum–(niobium–tin) mineralisation in African pegmatites and rare metal granites: Constraints from Ta–Nb oxide mineralogy, geochemistry and U–Pb geochronology. Ore Geology Reviews, 64, 667-719.
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Revelstoke Mining Division
      • Revelstoke
DIXON,A., CEMPIREK, J. & GROAT, L.A. (2014) Mineralogy and geochemistry of pegmatites on Mount Begbie, British Columbia. Canadian Mineralogist 52, 129-164.
  • Manitoba
    • Bird River Greenstone Belt
M. Masau, P. Cerny, M.A. Cooper, R. Chapman & J. Grice (2002) Can. Mineral. 40, 1649-1655; Morgan Masau, Petr Cerny and Ron Chapman (2000) Exsolution of zirconian-hafnian wodginite from manganoan-tantalian cassiterite, Annie Claim #3 granitic pegmatite, southeastern Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist, 38:685-694.
    • Lac-du-Bonnet area
      • Bernic Lake
Econ Geol (1995) 90:658-675
American Mineralogist, Volume 94, pages 439–450, 2009
CAMACHO, A., BAADSGAARD, H., DAVIS, D.W., ČERNY, P. (2012) Radiogenic isotope systematics of the Tanco and Siverleaf granitic pegmatites; Winnipeg River pegmatite district, Manitoba, Canadian Mineralogist 50, 1775-1792.
    • Red Cross Lake
Xianjue Wang, Xiaolin Xiong, and Cerny, P. (2002): Geochimica 5, 481-486; Černý, O., Teertstra, D.K., Chapman, R., Selway, J.B., Hawthorne, F.C., Ferreira, K., Chackowsky, L.E., Wang, X.J. & and Meintzer, R.E. (2012)
  • Ontario
    • Kenora District
      • Lilypad Lakes pegmatites
        • Ferguson Lake Area
J.C. Pedersen (2000) Report on 2000 Winter Diamond Drill Program Lilypad Lakes Tantalum - Cesium Property. Assessment File
        • Opikeigan Lake Area
J.C. Pedersen (2000) Report on 2000 Winter Diamond Drill Program Lilypad Lakes Tantalum - Cesium Property. Assessment File
      • Pakeagama Lake Area
Andrew G. Tindle, Fred W. Breaks and Julie B. Selway (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype granitic pegmatites; evidence of fractionation and contamination from the Paleagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Mineralogist 40:753-78; Breaks, F. W., Tindle, A. G., & Smith, S. R. The Pakeagama Lake Pegmatite: Continued Field and Laboratory Investigation of Highly Evolved, Complex-Type, Petalite-Subtype Rare-Element Mineralization in the Berens River-Sachigo Subprovince Boundary Zone
      • Paterson Lake Area
Tindle, A.G. & Breaks, F.W. (1998) Oxide minerals of the Separation Rapids rare-element granitic pegmatite group, northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 609-635. Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W. and Webb, P.C. (1998) Wodginite-group minerals from the Separation Rapids Rare-Element Granitic Pegmatite Group, northwestern Ontario. Canadian Mineralogist, 36, 637-658. ontariominerals.com
      • Raleigh Lake Area
      • Root Lake pegmatite group
        • Root Lake Area
Tindle, A. G., Selway, J. B. & Breaks, F. W. (2005): Liddicoatite and associated species from the McCombe spodumene-subtype rare-element granitic pegmatite, northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist 43, 769-793.
Canadian Mineralogist 36, 609; Tindle, A.G., Breaks, F.W., and Selway, J.B. (2002) Tourmaline in petalite-subtype gramitic pegmatites: evidence of fractionation and contamination from Pakeagama Lake and Separation Lake areas of northwestern Ontario, Canada. Canadian Mineralogist, 40, 753-788.
      • Skinner Lake Area
Taylor, R.P., and Henham, R. (2001): Exploration and Mining Geology 10(1/2), 85-93.
China
 
  • Fujian Province
    • Nanping Prefecture
      • Yanping District
        • Nanping pegmatite field (Xikeng pegmatite field)
Can Rao, Rucheng Wang, Huan Hu, and Wenlan Zhan (2009): Canadian Mineralogist 47(5), 1195-1212.
  • Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
    • Guilin Prefecture
      • Gongcheng Co.
        • Limu Ta-Sn ore field
Jinchu Zhu, Renke Li, Fuchun Li, Xiaolin Xiong, Fengying Zhou, and Xiaolong Huang (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36(5), 393-405.
Jinchu Zhu, Renke Li, Fuchun Li, Xiaolin Xiong, Fengying Zhou, and Xiaolong Huang (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36(5), 393-405.
Jinchu Zhu, Renke Li, Fuchun Li, Xiaolin Xiong, Fengying Zhou, and Xiaolong Huang (2001): Mineralium Deposita 36(5), 393-405.; Pengfei Zhou, Dongsheng Ma, Yang Cai, Haifeng Ding, and Chunyan Yao (2009): Geological Journal of China Universities 15(3), 417-428
      • Quanzhou Co.
Renke Li and Xuming Zhang (1995): Geology and Prospecting 31(6), 15-22
  • Henan Province
    • Sanmenxia Prefecture
      • Lushi Co.
        • Guanpo
Ruiling He and Enkui Cao (1985): Geology of Shaanxi 3(2), 39-46.
Fan G., Li G., Shen G., Xu J., Dai J. (2013): Luanshiweiite: A New Member of Lepidolite Series. Acta Mineralogica Sinica, 33, 713-721.
  • Hunan Province
    • Yueyang Prefecture
      • Pingjiang Co.
Zhijun Shen, Linglin Xie, and Zhengyu Quan (2003): Hunan Geology 22(1), 30-33, 63
  • Jiangsu Province
    • Suzhou Prefecture
      • Huqiu District
Jianping He (2006): Jiangsu Geology 30(3), 183-186
  • Jiangxi Province
    • Ji'an Prefecture
      • Suichuan Co.
Yunhuai Lin and Shiyang Chen (1985): Geology and Prospecting 21(3), 23-31
    • Pingxiang Prefecture
      • Anyuan District
Scovil, J.A. (2005): Rocks & Minerals 80(1), 12-22.
    • Yichun Prefecture
      • Yuanzhou District
        • Yichun complex (Yashan batholith)
Desong Lin (1993): Mineral Resources and Geology 7(4), 262-266; Xiaolong Huang, Rucheng Wang, Xiaoming Chen, Huan Hu, and Changshi Liu (2002): Canadian Mineralogist 40(4), 1047-1068
  • Xinjiang Autonomous Region
    • Yili Hasake Autonomous Prefecture (Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture)
      • Aletai Prefecture (Altay Prefecture)
        • Fuyun Co. (Koktokay Co.)
          • Koktokay pegmatite field (Keketuohai pegmatite field)
            • Altay Mine
Zhang et al. 2004, Mineralogical Magazine Vol 68, pp. 739-756.
Yin, R., Wang, R. C., Zhang, A. C., Hu, H., Zhu, J. C., Rao, C., & Zhang, H. (2015). Chemical Evolution and Late-stage Re-equilibration of Zr-Hf-U-bearing Columbite-group Minerals in the Koktokay No. 1 Granitic Pegmatite, Altai, Northwestern China. The Canadian Mineralogist, 53(3), 461-478.
Yanling Tang (2005): Non-metallic deposits of Xinjiang, China [Zhongguo Xinjiang Fei Jinshu Kuangchuang]. Geological Publishing House (Beijing), 289 pp.
        • Qinghe Co. (Qinggil Co.; Chinggil Co.)
Ma Zhesheng, Shi Nicheng, and Ye Danian (2005): Science in China, Series D (Earth Sciences), 48(5), 635-646.
  • Yunnan Province
    • Pu'er Prefecture
[MinRec 32:487]
Czech Republic
 
  • Moravia (Mähren; Maehren)
    • Olomouc Region
      • Šumperk (Mährisch Schönberg)
        • Maršíkov (Marchendorf)
Novák, M.: Maršíkov - Schinderhübel. In Exkurzní průvodce po mineralogických lokalitách na Sobotínsku. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2002, Olomouc, s. 34-37.
Novák, M.: Maršíkov - Scheibengraben. In Exkurzní průvodce po mineralogických lokalitách na Sobotínsku. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2002, Olomouc, s. 38-41.
    • Vysočina Region
      • Hrotovice
        • Biskupice
Čech, F.: O minerálu ze skupiny rutilu z lithného pegmatitu z Biskupic u Hrotovic. Časopis Moravského musea v Brně, Vědy přírodní, 1958, roč. 43, s. 55-58.
      • Žďár nad Sázavou
        • Rožná pegmatite (Rozna; Roschna)
P. Pauliš (2001): Nejzajímavější naleziště Moravy a Slezska. Kuttna, Kutná Hora.
Černý P.: Příspěvek k mineralogii některých západomoravských pegmatitů. Časopis pro mineralogii a geologii, 1967, 12, 4, 461-464.
      • Žďár nad Sázavou District
        • Bystřice nad Pernštejnem
Novák, M., Houzar, S., Pfeiferová, A.: Přehled mineralogie, petrografie a historie klasické lokality lepidolitového pegmatitu v Rožné u Bystřice nad Pernštejnem, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. geol., 83:3-48.; Novak, M., & Cerny, P. (2001). Distinctive compositional trends in columbite-tantalite from two segments of the lepidolite pegmatite at Rozna Western Moravia, Czech Republic. Journal of GEOsciences, 46(1-2), 1-8.
        • Křižanov
Novák, M., Staněk, J.: Lepidolitový pegmatit od Dobré Vody u Velkého Meziříčí, západní Morava. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae, 1999, roč. 84, s. 3 - 44.
Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)
 
  • Nord-Kivu
    • Masisi Mts
V.D.C. Daltry (1992) The Type Mineralogy Of Africa : Zaire pp 33-62
Roy Kristiansen specimen
  • Sud-Kivu
Melcher, F., Graupner, T., Gäbler, H. E., Sitnikova, M., Henjes-Kunst, F., Oberthür, T., ... & Dewaele, S. (2015). Tantalum–(niobium–tin) mineralisation in African pegmatites and rare metal granites: Constraints from Ta–Nb oxide mineralogy, geochemistry and U–Pb geochronology. Ore Geology Reviews, 64, 667-719.
Egypt
 
  • Red Sea Governorate
    • Eastern Desert
      • Marsa Alam
Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
Ethiopia
 
  • Oromia Region (Oromiya Region)
    • Kenticha pegmatite field
Melcher, F., Graupner, T., Gäbler, H. E., Sitnikova, M., Henjes-Kunst, F., Oberthür, T., ... & Dewaele, S. (2015). Tantalum–(niobium–tin) mineralisation in African pegmatites and rare metal granites: Constraints from Ta–Nb oxide mineralogy, geochemistry and U–Pb geochronology. Ore Geology Reviews, 64, 667-719.
Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; A Geological Excursion To The Mesozoic Sediments Of The Abay Basin ( Blue Nile), Recent Volcanics Of The Ethiopian Main Rift And Basement Rocks Of The Adola Rea, Ethiopia. Mitt. Österr. Miner. Ges. 147 (2002)
Finland
 
  • Eastern Finland Region
    • Tohmajärvi
Alviola Reijo 1974. Selostus pegmatiittitutkimuksista Kiteen-Tohmajärven alueella vuosina 1972-1973 11 s 29 liites. Geologian Tutkimuskeskus, arkistoraportti, 14 19/4232/74/1/85.
  • Lapland Region
    • Inari
      • Lemmenjoki
        • Miessijoki River
Tuisku, Pekka 2010. Heavy minerals from gold sluicing in Lapland Gold Rush area and their bearing on the origin of gold bearing tills. Res Terrae, Ser A, N:o 31. Proceedings of the Nordic Mineralogical Network V annual Meeting.
  • Southern Finland Region
Ilkka Mikkola collection
    • Kotka
Lahti Seppo I. 2011. Kotkan topaasilouhoksesta ja sen mineraaleista. Kivi-lehti 4.
  • Western and Inner Finland Region
    • Orivesi
      • Eräjärvi area
Lahti, S. (2000): Compositional variation in columbite group minerals from different types of granitic pegmatites of the Eräjärvi district,South Finland. Journal of the Czech Geological Society. 45 (1-2),107-118
Lahti, S. (2000): Compositional variation in columbite group minerals from different types of granitic pegmatites of the Eräjärvi district,South Finland. Journal of the Czech Geological Society. 45 (1-2),107-118
France
 
  • Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
    • Allier
      • Ébreuil
        • Échassières
U. Kolitsch & F. Brandstätter (to be published)
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
    • Corrèze
      • Saint-Yrieix-de-Déjalat
Lebocey, J. & Giuliani, G. (2013): La spessartine du Puy Bézin, Saint-Yrieix-le-Déjalat (Corrèze). Le Règne Minéral, 113, 23-30,
Ireland
 
  • Co. Wicklow
    • Shillelagh
Steiger, R. and von Knorring, O. (1974) J. Earth Sci. (Leeds) 8, 433-43.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
Italy
 
  • Piedmont
    • Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Province
      • Ossola Valley
        • Vigezzo Valley
          • Druogno
            • Orcesco
Guastoni A. (2011): Pizzo Marcio e Alpe Rosso. Genesi delle pegmatiti albitizzate e dei minerali di niobio e tantalio. Riv. Miner. Ital., XXXV, 4, 246-253.
          • Trontano
            • Pizzo Marcio
Guastoni, A., Diella, V., Pezzotta, F., Demartin, F. (2007): Vigezzite and associated Nb-Ta oxides of emerald pegmatitic deposits of Vigezzo Valley (Western Alps, Italy). Crystallization Processes in Granitic Pegmatites - International Meeting. Cavoli, Elba Island, Italy, 23rd-29th May 2005. Abstracts; http://www.minsocam.org/msa/Special/Pig/PIG_Articles/Elba%20Abstracts%2010%20Guastoni.pdf; Piccoli, G.C., Maletto, G., Bosio, P., Lombardo, B. (2007): Minerali del Piemonte e della Valle d'Aosta. Associazione Amici del Museo "F. Eusebio" di Alba, Ed., Alba, 607 pp.; Guastoni, A., Diella, V., Pezzotta, F. (2008): Vigezzite and associated oxides of Nb–Ta from emerald-bearing pegmatites of the Vigezzo valley, Western Alps, Italy. Canadian Mineralogist, 46, 619-633; Guastoni, A. (2011): Pizzo Marcio e Alpe Rosso. Genesi delle pegmatiti albitizzate e dei minerali di niobio e tantalio. Riv. Miner. Ital., 35, 4 (4-2011), 246-253; Guastoni, A. (2012): LCT (lithium, cesium, tantalum) and NYF (niobium, yttrium, fluorine) pegmatites in the Central Alps. Proxies of exhumation history of the Alpine nappe stack in the Lepontine Dome. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Padova, Dept. of Geosciences, 159 pp.
  • Tuscany
    • Livorno Province
      • Elba Island
        • Campo nell'Elba
Mineralogical Record, 16 (5), 353-363.
C. Aurisicchio, C. De Vito, V. Ferrini, P. Orlandi (2002) - Nb and Ta oxide minerals in the Fonte Del Prete granitic-pegmatite dike, island of Elba, Italy - Canadian Mineralogist, 40: 799-814.
Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
 
  • Haut-Sassandra region
    • Issia department
      • Issia
Allou, B. A.(2006), Expl. & Mining geology 14, 1-4, 61-77
Allou, B.A. (2006), Expl & Mining Geology 14, 1-4, 61-77
Assaoulé Benjamin Allou (2005) Facteurs, Paramètres, Dynamique DE Distribution Et Genèse Des Dépôts DE Columbo-tantalite D'issia Centre-ouest DE LA Côte D'ivoire. PhD thesis, University of Quebec.
Japan
 
  • Honshu Island
    • Kanto Region
      • Ibaraki Prefecture
        • Hitachiohta City
Sakurai et al (1977) Ganseki-Koubutsu-Koshogaku Zasshi, 72, 13-27
  • Kyushu Region
    • Fukuoka Prefecture
www.petrovrareminerals.com/articles02.html; Shirose, Y., & Uehara, S. (2014). Secondary phosphates in montebrasite and amblygonite from Nagatare, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 109(2), 103-108.
Kazakhstan
 
  • Eastern Kazakhstan Province (Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy; Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya Oblast')
    • Kalba Range
      • Irtysh River
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
Pavel M. Kartashov data; Evseev, A. A. (1995) Kazaknstan and Middle Asia. A brief Mineralogical Guide. World of Stone 8:24-30
Madagascar
 
  • Antananarivo Province
    • Vakinankaratra Region
      • Betafo District
        • Andrembesoa Commune
          • FKT Antsentsindrano
Demartin, F. et al (2001): Schiavinatoite,(Nb,Ta)BO4, the Nb analogue of behierite. European Journal of Mineralogy 13, 159-165
      • Sahatany Pegmatite Field (Mt Ibity area)
        • Sahatany Valley
Larsen, K. E. (2003): Mineralene i Sahatany pegmatittfelt, Madagaskar. Bergverksmuseets skrifter 25, 5-18 (in norwegian)
  • Fianarantsoa Province
    • Matsiatra Region
      • Ikalamavony District
        • Fitampito Commune
          • Andanoa
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Behier, J. (1963): Carte mineralogique de Madagascar. Archive Service Géologique Madagascar. A 1871
Mongolia
 
  • Dornogovi Aimag
Pavel M. Kartashov data
Mozambique
Martins da Pedra photo and specimen.
  • Zambezia Province
    • Alto Ligonha District
Martins da Pedra; Schappmann, J. (2005): Die gruben Morrua, Marropino und Maria III in der Pegmatitregion Alto Ligonha im Norden von Mozambique. Mineralien-Welt 16 (2): 34-46
Melcher, F., Graupner, T., Gäbler, H. E., Sitnikova, M., Henjes-Kunst, F., Oberthür, T., ... & Dewaele, S. (2015). Tantalum–(niobium–tin) mineralisation in African pegmatites and rare metal granites: Constraints from Ta–Nb oxide mineralogy, geochemistry and U–Pb geochronology. Ore Geology Reviews, 64, 667-719.
Dias, M. Bettencourt and Wilson, W. E., 2000, Mineralogical Record, 31:459-497.
Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Schappmann, J. (2005): Die gruben Morrua, Marropino und Maria III in der Pegmatitregion Alto Ligonha im Norden von Mozambique. Mineralien-Welt 16 (2): 34-46
Johan Kjellman collection
J.C. Goni, C. Guillemin : "Etude de la paragenèse de quelques minéraux des pegmatites d'Alto Ligonha (Mozambique)", Bull. Soc. Franç. Minér. Crist. , 1964, 553-556
Namibia
 
  • Karas Region
    • Karasburg District
      • Tantalite Valley
Baldwin, J. R. (1989): Replacement phenomena in tantalum minerals from rare-metal pegmatites in South Africa and Namibia. Mineralogical Magazine 53, 571-581. [http://www.minersoc.org/pages/Archive-MM/Volume_53/53-373-571.pdf]
Nigeria
 
  • Nassarawa State (Nasarawa State)
Knut Edvard Larsen collection (# 1438, from old collection)
Norway
 
  • Aust-Agder
    • Birkenes
      • Vegusdal
        • Katterås
Frigstad (1968, p. 136); Neumann (1985) : Norges mineraler. Norges geologiske undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 78
    • Iveland
      • Birkeland
Frigstad, O.F. (1968): En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo p. 136 ; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske undersøkelse. Skrifter 68, p. 78
Frigstad, O.F. (1968): En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo p. 136 , p. 136; Neumann (1985) : Norges mineraler. Norges geologiske undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 78
      • Frikstad
Frigstad, O. F. (1968): En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo; p 136; Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 78
Selbekk, R.S., Berg, H.-J.,Folvik, H. & Ellingsen, H.V. (2008): Mineraler i columbitt-tantalittgruppen fra Norge. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 38, 33-36.
        • Rostadheia
Frigstad, O. F. (1968): En undersøkelse av cleavelandittsonerte pegmatittganger i Iveland-Evje, Nedre Setesdal. Hovedfagsoppgave (Thesis), University of Oslo, p. 136
  • Nordland
    • Sørfold
Ellingsen, H.V., Haugen, A., Raade, G., Eldjarn, K. & Berg, H.-J., (1995): Sjeldne mineraler i en amazonittpegmatitt ved Tennvatn i Nordland. Norsk Bergverksmuseums Skriftserie 9, 35-37; Husdal, T. (2008): The minerals of the pegmatites within the Tysfjord granite, northern Norway. Norsk Bergverksmuseet Skrift 38, 5-28.
    • Tysfjord
      • Drag
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p. 78 (Pers com. G. Raade 1972)
  • Østfold
    • Råde
Selbekk, R.S., Berg, H.-J.,Folvik, H. & Ellingsen, H.V. (2008): Mineraler i columbitt-tantalittgruppen fra Norge. Norsk Bergverksmuseum Skrift. 38, 33-36.
  • Vest-Agder
    • Kristiansand
Neumann, H. (1985): Norges Mineraler. Norges geologiske Undersøkelse Skrifter 68, p.78
Pakistan
 
  • Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas)
    • Astor District (Astore District)
      • Astor valley (Astore valley)
TVM Specimen
    • Baltistan
      • Skardu District
        • Braldu Valley
Blauwet, D., et al, 2004, Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains and Majesty. Lapis International, 96p.
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut); Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, Part 1, 1998, pp. 1-47.; MARWAT, S. K., & ALI, A. TECHNICAL/SUB û SECTOR STUDY ON GEMSTONES IN BALTISTAN, NORTHERN AREAS GEM SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BALTISTAN CULTURE & DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (BCDF).
        • Haramosh Mts.
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Canadian Mineralogist, Vol. 36, Part 1, 1998, pp. 1-47.
Technical/ Sub – Sector Study On Gemstones In Baltistan, Northern Areas Gem Sector Development Project. Baltistan Culture & Development Foundation
Dudley Blauwet, Bill Smith and Carol Smith (2004) Table of mineral localities of the northern areas of Pakistan and other selected sites. (in "Pakistan: Minerals, Mountains & Majesty", Lapis International, East Hampton, Connecticut)
Poland
 
  • Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie)
    • Dzierżoniów District
      • Piława Górna (Ober Peilau; Gnadenfrei)
PIECZKA et al. 2010: Nb-Ta minerals in pegmatites in the DSS mine at Piława Górna, Góry Sowie Block, southwestern Poland. Mineralogia - Special Papers, 37.
    • Ząbkowice District
      • Ząbkowice (Frankenstein)
        • Szklary (Gläsendorf)
Geologia Sudetica, 33 (1): 23-31. ; Pieczka, A.; Grew, E.S.; Groat, L.A.; Evans, R.J. (2011): Holtite and dumortierite from the Szklary Pegmatite, Lower Silesia, Poland. Mineralogical Magazine 75, 303-315.
Portugal
 
  • Braga District
    • Vieira do Minho
      • Anjos
        • Muro Alto Mine
Dias, P. A., Pereira, B., Leal Gomes, C., & Guimarães, F. (2009). Structure and Mineralogy of the Muro Alto Granitic Pegmatite (Vieira Do Minho-Portugal) – Peculiar Assemblages of High-F Hydro-thermal Evolution. Estudos Geológicos, 19(2), 105.
  • Guarda District
    • Guarda
      • Vela
Pedro Alves collection;
Pedro Alves collection. Characterized by p-XRD and EDS
  • Vila Real District
Martins, T., Lima, A., Simmons, W.B. Falster, A.U. & Noronha, F. (2011): Geochemical fractionation of Nb-Ta oxides in Li-bearing pegmatites from the Barroso-Alvão pegmatite field, Northern Portugal. Canadian Mineralogist. 49, 777-791
Russia
 
  • Eastern-Siberian Region
    • Prebaikalia (Pribaikal'e)
      • Irkutskaya Oblast'
Makagon, V. (2007) Evolution of Nb, Ta-oxide mineralization in rare-metal pegmatites of the East Sayan belt, Siberia, Russia. in Granitic Pegmatites: The State of the Art – International Symposium. 06th – 12th May 2007, Porto, Portugal. pp 46-47
    • Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye)
      • Chitinskaya Oblast'
Seltmann, R., Soloviev, S., Shatov, V., Pirajno, F., Naumov, E., & Cherkasov, S. (2010). Metallogeny of Siberia: tectonic, geologic and metallogenic settings of selected significant deposits*. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57(6), 655-706
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Voron'i Tundry
Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
  • Urals Region
    • Middle Urals
      • Sverdlovskaya Oblast'
        • Rezh District
          • Lipovka pegmatite field
Lapis 28(10), 60 (2003); Zap. Vseross. Mineral. Obshch., 132(2) pp. 49-59 ; Igor.V. Pekov, Lyudmila R. Memetova (2008) Minerals of the Lipovka Granite Pegmatites, Central Urals, Russia. Mineralogical Almanac 13:6-45
        • Yuzhakovo Village
          • Alabashka pegmatite field
http://webcenter.ru/~minbooks/murz_kaz.html
    • Southern Urals
      • Chelyabinsk Oblast'
        • Plast
          • Kochkar' District
            • Svetlyi
Pavel M. Kartashov analytical data 2009
Rwanda
 
  • Western Province
    • Gatumba District
Bertossa, A., 1967. Inventaire des minéraux du Rwanda. Bulletin du Service Géologique de Rwanda 4, 25-45.; Daltry, V.D.C. and O. von Knorring (1998) Type-Mineralogy of Rwanda with Particular Reference to the Buranga Pegmatite. Geologica Belgica 1:1-9
Slovakia
 
  • Bratislava Region
    • Bratislava Co.
      • Bratislava
        • Devín
Chudík P., Uher P., Gadas P., Škoda R., Pršek J., 2011: Niobium-tantalum oxide minerals in the Jezuitské Lesy granitic pegmatite, Bratislava Massif, Slovakia: To to Nb and Fe to Mn evolutionary trends in narrow Be, Cs-rich and Li, B-poor dike. Mineralogy and Petrology, 101, Special Issue: Accessory Minerals.
    • Pezinok Co.
      • Limbach
Uher, P., Žitňan, P. & Ozdín, D. (2006) Compositional Variations Of Pegmatite Nb-ta Mineral Assemblage From The Limbach Area, Malé Karpaty Mts., Slovakia. Acta Miner.-Petrograph.,Abstract Series 5, Szeged, p.125; Uher, P., & Zitnan, P. (2007). Pegmatitic Nb-Ta oxide minerals in alluvial placers from Limbach, Bratislava Massif, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: compositional variations and evolutionary trend. Journal of Geosciences, 52(1-2), 133-141.
      • Pezinok
        • Slnečné Valley
Uher P., Žitňan P., Ozdín D., 2007: Pegmatitic Nb-Ta oxide minerals in alluvial placers from Limbach, Bratislava Massif, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: compositional variations and evolutionary trend. Journal of Geosciences, 52, 1-2, 133-141.
  • Košice Region
    • Rožňava Co.
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
    • Spišská Nová Ves Co.
      • Hnilec (Hniletz; Nyilas; Nagyhnilec)
Koděra, M. et al., 1986 a 1990 : Topografická mineralógia Slovenska, diel 1- 3, Veda – Vydavateľstvo SAV, Bratislava, 1990, 1 – 1590k
  • Trnava Region
    • Piešťany Co.
Uher, P., Broska, I., 1989: Muskovitický pegmatit s obsahom minerálov vzácnych prvkov při Moravanoch n.V. (Považský Inovec). Min.Slovaca, 21,2,163 – 174
Uher P., 2000: Minerály granitových pegmatitov Slovenska-súčasný stav poznatkov. Bulletin mineralogicko-petrologického oddělení Národního muzea v Praze, 8, 170-180.
South Africa
 
  • Northern Cape Province
    • Namakwa District (Namaqualand)
      • Steinkopf
Baldwin, J.R. (1989): Replacement phenomena in tantalum minerals from rare-metal pegmatites in South Africa and Namibia. Mineralogical Magazine: 53: 571-581
Sweden (TL)
 
  • Södermanland
    • Haninge
      • Utö
Arzruni (1887), Russ. Ges. Min., Vh.: 23: 181.
Selway, J. B.; Smeds, S.-A.; Černý, P.; Hawthorne, F. C. (2002): Compositional evolution of tourmaline in the petalite-subtype Nyköpingsgruvan pegmatites, Utö, Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. GFF 124, 93-102
  • Västerbotten
    • Skellefteå
Quensel 1941, GFF 63, 176-179; Cerny et al. (2004) Am. Min. 89, 505-518
Uganda
 
  • Western Region
UK
 
  • England
    • Devon
      • Okehampton area (Northern Dartmoor)
von Knorring, O., and Condliffe, E. (1984) On the occurrence of niobium-tantalum and other rare-element minerals in the Meldon aplite, Devonshire. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 48, n° 348, 443-448.; Ryback, G., Nawaz, R. and Farley, E. (1988) Seventh Supplementary List of British Isles Minerals (Irish). Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 52, n° 365, pp. 267-274.
USA
 
  • California
    • San Diego Co.
      • Pala District
        • Pala
          • Chief Mountain
Rob Lavinsky
          • Hiriart Mountain (Hariat Mtn; Harriot Mtn; Heriart Mtn; Heriot Mtn; Hiriat Hill)
Dana 6:A3:22.
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, 39.
Jahns, R. A. 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, 72p.
            • Vanderberg Mine (MS 5391; Naylor Rock; Naylor-Vanderburg mine; Sickler group; Vandenburg mine; Vanderburg mine)
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, 39.
Jahns, Richard Henry & Wright, Lauren A. (1951), Gem and lithium-bearing pegmatites of the Pala district, San Diego County, California. California Division of Mines Special Report 7-A: p. 31.
Fisher, J. 2002. Gem and rare-element pegmatites of southern California. Mineralogical Record, Volume 33, Number 5: pages 376-378, photographs.
  • Colorado
    • Jefferson Co.
      • Clear Creek pegmatite Province
Meeves, H., et al (1966), Reconnaissance of beryllium-bearing pegmatite deposits in six western states, US Bur. Mines Info. Circ. 8298: 27 (Table A-1).
  • Connecticut
    • Fairfield Co.
      • Redding (Reading)
        • Branchville
Comstock (1880): Analyses of some American Tantalates
    • Middlesex Co.
      • East Hampton (Chatham)
      • Haddam
Leif DeValentino collection
      • Portland
        • Collins Hill
          • Strickland pegmatite (Strickland-Cramer Quarry; Strickland-Cramer Mine; Strickland-Cramer Feldspar-Mica Quarries)
Schooner, Richard. (1955): 90 Minerals from 1 Connecticut Hill. Rocks & Minerals: 30(7-8): 351-8.; Schooner, Richard. (1958): The Mineralogy of the Portland-East Hampton-Middletown-Haddam Area in Connecticut (With a few notes on Glastonbury and Marlborough). Published by Richard Schooner; Ralph Lieser of Pappy’s Beryl Shop, East Hampton; and Howard Pate of Fluorescent House, Branford, Connecticut.
Self collected by Kevin Czaja; Rocks & Minerals (1970) 45:595-600; Barton and Goldsmith (1968)
  • Maine
    • Androscoggin Co.
      • Auburn
        • East Mount Apatite District
No reference listed
        • West Mount Apatite District
No reference listed
Thompson, W, Joyner, D., Woodman, R., and King, V., 1998. Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd ed.; King and Foord, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
Thompson, W, Joyner, D., Woodman, R., and King, V., 1998. Maine Mineral Localities, 3rd ed.; King and Foord, 1994, Mineralogy of Maine
      • Poland
Roda-Robles, E., Simmons, W., Pesquera, A., Gil-Crespo, P. P., Nizamoff, J., & Torres-Ruiz, J. (2015). Tourmaline as a petrogenetic monitor of the origin and evolution of the Berry-Havey pegmatite (Maine, USA). American Mineralogist, 100(1), 95-109.
    • Oxford Co.
      • Buckfield
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine.; Mineralogical Record 22:382
      • Greenwood
W. B. Thompson, D. L. Joyner, R. G. Woodman, and V. T. King (2005) A Collector's Guide to Maine Mineral Localities. Maine Geological Survey Bulletin 41
        • Uncle Tom Mountain
Falster, A.U., Simmons, W.B., Sprague, R. (2006) 33rd Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, abstracts, 14-15.; Mineral News (1997) 13:10 pp1,6-9
Van King
      • Newry
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed.), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
Van King
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 1; King, V. (ed), 2000, Mineralogy of Maine, V. 2.
King, V. and Foord, E., 1994, Mineralogy of Maine, v. 1; King, V, 2006, Minerals of Halls Ridge and Plumbago-Puzzle Mountain, Newry, Oxford County, Maine, Mineral News, v. 22 (6), p. 1-3.
      • Rumford
No reference listed
    • Sagadahoc Co.
      • Georgetown
Collection of Steve Stuart
      • Topsham
No reference listed
  • Nevada
    • Clark Co.
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
NBMG Spec. Pub. 31 Minerals of Nevada
  • New Hampshire
    • Cheshire Co.
      • Alstead
USGS PP 255
  • New Mexico
    • Taos Co.
      • Picuris District
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.; Jahns, R. H. and Ewing, R. C. (1977): The Harding mine, Taos County, New Mexico. Mineralogical Record, 8 (2): 115-126.
  • North Carolina
    • Mitchell Co.
      • Spruce Pine District
        • Spruce Pine
Reiner Mielke 2017
  • Virginia
    • Amelia Co.
      • Amelia (Amelia Court House)
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
AmMin 3:27-28 (1918); Pegau, A. A. (1932). Pegmatite deposits of Virginia. Virginia Geological Survey Bulletin No. 33.; Lumpkin, G. R. (1998). Rare-element mineralogy and internal evolution of the Rutherford# 2 Pegmatite, Amelia County, Virginia; a classic locality revisited. The Canadian Mineralogist, 36(2), 339-353.
      • Winterham
USGS Bulletin 248B (1952); Arthur A. Pegau (1932) Pegmatite Deposits of Virginia. Virginia Geological Survey; Bulletin 33.; Richards, R. P., Kearns, L. E., & Cook, W. R. (1998). Morphology of Chiolite twins from the Morefield mine, Amelia County, Virginia. Canadian mineralogist, 36, 1009-1016.
    • Powhatan Co.
      • Flat Rock
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
  • Wisconsin
    • Dodge Co.
Buchholz, T., A. Falster, A. & W. Simmons (2003) The Waterloo quarry: a new location for gahnite, manganocolumbite and tantalite in southern Wisconsin: Rocks and Minerals78, (2): 118.
    • Florence Co.
      • Fern
Rocks & Min. (2002) 77:170
Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1988) Fillowite, Lithiophilite, Heterosite/Purpurite and Allvaudite--Varulite Group Minerals from a Pegmatite in Florence County, WI, Abst. 15th Rochester Mineralogical Symposium, Rocks and Minerals: 63(6) p. 455. Falster, A. , W.B. Simmons & P.B. Moore (1996) The mineralogy and geochemistry of the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite in Florence County, Wisconsin: Recent Research Developments in Mineralogy: 1: 7-67.
    • Marathon Co.
      • Wausau Intrusive Complex
        • Nine Mile pluton
Buchholz, T. W., Falster, A. U. & Simmons, W B. (2002), Minerals of the Ladick East Quarry, Marathon County, Wisconsin:Rocks and Minerals: 77 (3): 169.
www.uwrf.edu/~wc01
Thomas Buchholz, 1999 "Minerals of a Wausau Pegmatite, Marathon County, Wisconsin", Rocks and Minerals, vol .74 #4, p. 254 - 258.
Zambia
 
  • Copperbelt Province
    • Ndola District
      • Ndola
Behling, S. & Wilson, W.E. (2010) The Kagem Emerald Mine, Kafubu Area, Zambia. Mineralogical Record, 41: 59-67
Zimbabwe
 
  • Mashonaland East
    • Mudzi District
Hornung. G. PhD thesis. Pegmatites of th N. Mtoko Region. University of Leeds, Research Institute of African Geology. !961
Mineralogical Magazine 1963 33 : 458-466
Ackermann, A. J. L., KJ, B., & KC, H. (1966). The geology of some beryl pegmatites in Southern Rhodesia. South African Journal of Geology, 69(01), 1-38.
  • Masvingo
    • Bikita Area
Mineralogical Magazine 1946 27 : 157-165
J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997); Mineralogical Magazine 1946 27 : 157-165
  • Matabeleland South
    • Insiza District
      • Pioneer village n°2
HARRISON (N.M.) - The geology of the country around Fort Rixon and Shangani. Rhodesia Geol. Surv., Bull. 61. 1969. 152 p.
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