Stibiotantalite, Quartz
Himalaya Mine (Himalaya pegmatite; Himalaya dikes), Gem Hill, Mesa Grande District, San Diego Co., California, USA
Miniature, 4.2 x 2.2 x 1.7 cm
Stibiotantalite is a rare, rare-earth oxide and is very uncommon from the Himalaya Mine. This is a particularly rare specimen of brown stibiotantalite feathers richly included in a complete-all-around and pristine, water-clear quartz crystal set in feldspar matrix. Ex. Chuck Houser Collection.