Manganotantalite on Schorl and Albite
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Miniature, 4.8 x 3.9 x 3.1 cm
Ex. Lawrence H. Conklin
A bowtie-shaped cluster of manganotantalite is perched on schorls and sharp, translucent albites, on this really stunning combination miniature specimen. The bowtie measures 2.2 cm across. Seldom do you see such a contrast and a perch for tantalites from the region.