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Tantalite on Albite from Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

 
Tantalite on Albite from Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Tantalite on Albite from Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

Tantalite on Albite from Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan

DESCRIPTION:No. 63281
Mineral:Tantalite on Albite
Locality:Skardu District, Gilgit-Baltistan (Northern Areas), Pakistan
Description:Lustrous transparent dark-red tantalite crystal exposed on the surface of platy white albite. The tantalite crystal is tabular form and has unusually good transparency because it is so thin. Under 20x you can see the edges are chipped.
Overall Size:4.5x2.5x2 cm
Crystals:6.5 mm
Status: For reference only
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