Rutherford No. 3 pegmatite, Amelia, Amelia County, Virginia, USA
Toenail, 3.0 x 1.4 x 0.9 cm

Attractive pair of adjoining, tabular Tantalite-(Mn) crystals from Virginia. The black crystals have good to very good luster, and the chisel-point terminations are sharp. I find this pair, and the way they are arranged, to be very interesting visually, and the quality of the crystals is good. This is a very rare, old, classic occurrence.