- Darra-i-Pech (Pech; Peech; Darra-e-Pech) Pegmatite Field, Nangarhar (Ningarhar) Province, Afghanistan
- Miniature, 3.9 x 2.5 x 2.0 cm
A very sharp, complete-all-around cluster of elongated manganotantalite crystals with classic reddish coloration from Pech, Afghanistan. The piece is actually a floater and is essentially pristine. The embedded feldspar is a nice contrasting accent. In bright light, it has definite red overtones. Uncommon in this quality from Pech. Ex. Robert Whitmore Collection.