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Titanowodginite

#PD33720

Titanowodginite

#PD33720
Availability
Available
Price
$35.00
Size
Capsule 
Formula
Mn2+TiTa2O8 (RRUFF)
Locality
Tanco pegmatite, Bernic Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Tagged
Rare Species Sale

This is a rare mineral that occurs in complex zoned pegmatites of the LCT type.  Both Cesium and Tantalum are mined in this giant intrusion, which hosts more then 70% of the worlds Cesium.  The various members of the Wodginite group are used as ore minerals when they occur in large enough amounts.  Capsule with several dark grains to 1 mm, mixed with white matrix. Found in only a handful of localities worldwide.

Type Locality

Titanowodginite

Formula
Mn2+TiTa2O8 
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Crystal Habit
Euhedral Crystals 
Cleavage
None, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
dark brown, black 
Streak
dark brown 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Fracture
Brittle - Irregular 
Hardness
5.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
Special Info
Type Locality

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