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Tantalite-(Mn) with Spessartine Garnet in Albite from Rutherford Mine, Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia

 
Tantalite-(Mn) with Spessartine Garnet in Albite from Rutherford Mine, Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia

Tantalite-(Mn) with Spessartine Garnet in Albite from Rutherford Mine, Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia

Tantalite-(Mn) with Spessartine Garnet in Albite from Rutherford Mine, Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia

DESCRIPTION:No. 41170
Mineral:Tantalite-(Mn) with Spessartine Garnet in Albite
Locality:Rutherford Mine, Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia
Description:Black crystal of tantalite 6 mm across embedded in white albite matrix with a cavity lined with translucent red spessartine garnet crystals to 10 mm. The spessartine crystals are heavily etched with lustrous faces, similar to the recent find in Brazil. Ex. Ned Blandford, originally collected in 1958
Overall Size:7x5x4.5 cm
Crystals:1-10 mm
Status: For reference only
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