New Mineral Species Tantalowodginite From Oxford Co., Maine
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New Mineral Species Tantalowodginite From Oxford Co., Maine:
New mineral species tantalowodginite from Oxford Co., Maine (type location). IMA approved: IMA # 2017-0095.Eur. J. Mineral. 2018, 30, 183–186 CNMNC Newsletter No. 41, February 2018. Tantalowodginite is orange-red to reddisch brown and forms in the core of composite tantalowodginite/columbite-tantalite crystals, frequently grown over manganotantalite. This specimen shows both orange-red tantalowodginite and black columbite-tantalite rim. This is the second mode of occurrence. The tantalowodginite/comlumbite-tantalite is about 1 mm across. #T-2