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Tantite

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About TantiteHide

Formula:
Ta2O5
Colour:
Colourless
Lustre:
Adamantine
Hardness:
7
Crystal System:
Triclinic
Name:
The name reflects its tantalum content.
This page provides mineralogical data about Tantite.


Classification of TantiteHide

Approved
Approval Year:
1982
4.EA.05

4 : OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodates)
E : Metal: Oxygen = < 1 :2
A :
4.6.6.1

4 : SIMPLE OXIDES
6 : Miscellaneous
7.12.22

7 : Oxides and Hydroxides
12 : Oxides of V, Nb and Ta

Physical Properties of TantiteHide

Adamantine
Transparency:
Transparent
Colour:
Colourless
Hardness:

Chemical Properties of TantiteHide

Formula:
Ta2O5
Common Impurities:
Nb

Crystallography of TantiteHide

Crystal System:
Triclinic
Cell Parameters:
a = 3.8 Å, b = 3.78 Å, c = 35.74 Å
α = 90.91°, β = 90.19°, γ = 90°
Ratio:
a:b:c = 1.005 : 1 : 9.455
Unit Cell V:
513.30 ų (Calculated from Unit Cell)

Type Occurrence of TantiteHide

Synonyms of TantiteHide

Other Language Names for TantiteHide

German:Tantit
Italian:Tantite
Russian:Тантит
Spanish:Tantita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Microlite Group1 photo of Tantite associated with Microlite Group on mindat.org.

Related Minerals - Hey's Chemical Index of Minerals GroupingHide

7.12.1Montroseite(V3+,Fe3+)O(OH)Orth.
7.12.2 ScherbinaiteV5+2O5
7.12.3ParamontroseiteV4+O2Orth.
7.12.4HäggiteV3+V4+O2(OH)3Mon.
7.12.5DuttoniteV4+O(OH)2Mon. 2/m
7.12.6DoloresiteV4+3O4(OH)4Mon.
7.12.7LenobliteV4+2O4 · 2H2OOrth. 2 2 2 : P21 21 21
7.12.8NavajoiteFe3+V5+9O24 · 12H2OMon. 2/m : B2/m
7.12.9VanoxiteV4+4V5+2O13 · 8H2O
7.12.10BarianditeAl0.6(V5+,V4+)8O20 · 9H2OMon.
7.12.11Corvusite(Na,K,Ca,Mg)2(V5+,V4+,Fe2+)8O20 · 6-10H2OMon.
7.12.12SimplotiteCaV4+4O9 · 5H2OMon.
7.12.13KyzylkumiteV3+Ti2O5(OH)Mon. 2/m : P21/b
7.12.14SchreyeriteV3+2Ti3O9Mon.
7.12.15BerdesinskiiteV3+2TiO5Mon.
7.12.16TivaniteV3+TiO3(OH)Mon.
7.12.17MannarditeBa(Ti4+6V3+2)O16Tet. 4/m : I41/a
7.12.18KarelianiteV3+2O3Trig.
7.12.19CoulsoniteFe2+V3+2O4
7.12.20Nolanite(V3+,Fe3+,Fe2+,Ti)10O14(OH)2Hex.
7.12.21VuorelaineniteMn2+V3+2O4
7.12.23Kimrobinsonite(Ta,Nb)(OH)5-2x(O,CO3)x ; x near 1.2Iso.

Other InformationHide

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 TantiteHide

Reference List:
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Mineralogicheskii Zhurnal, Kiev (1983): 5(3): 90-93.
American Mineralogist (1984): 69: 1193.

Internet Links for TantiteHide

Localities for TantiteHide

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.
Australia
 
  • Western Australia
    • Coolgardie Shire
      • Binneringie Station
jacobson, M., calderwood, M., Grguric, B., (2007): Pegmatites of Western Australia
Canada
 
  • British Columbia
    • Kamloops Mining Division
      • Kamloops
Garagan, M. J. (2014). Textural and spatial relationship between platinum-group elements and alteration assemblages in the Afton porphyry system, Kamloops, British Columbia. BS Thesis St. Marys University, Halifax
Russia (TL)
 
  • Northern Region
    • Murmanskaya Oblast'
      • Voron'i Tundry
Min.Zhurnal (1983) 5, n. 3, 90-93; Pekov, I. (1998) Minerals First discovered on the territory of the former Soviet Union 369p. Ocean Pictures, Moscow
USA
 
  • Wisconsin
    • Florence Co.
      • Fern
        • Pine River pegmatites
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.
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