Bismutotantalite is a mineral that contains an oxide of bismuth and tantalum commonly with some columbium. It exhibits an orthorhombic crystal system and has a specific gravity of 8.15 - 8.89.
Even in very complete collections, Bismutotantalite is rarely cut as a gem. It symbolizes strength, mystery, authority, elegance, formality, power, sophistication, and passion.
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Bismutotantalite is an extremely rare mineral that consists of bismuth, niobium, oxygen, and tantalum. It is believed to be associated with the heart chakra and helps to balance and open up this chakra. It helps the wearer to reduce mental difficulties, promote unconditional love throughout life, encourage affection, and reduce anger.
The name Bismutotantalite is given due to its allusion to the composition, containing bismuth and its relationship to tantalite. As it is a new mineral from Uganda, it is not widely known throughout the world. The type locality of this mineral is Gamba Hill, Busiro Co. (Bushiro Co.), Wakiso District, Central Region, Uganda. Although it has an attractive color, it is rarely used as a gem.
In Uganda and Mozambique, Bismutotantalite occurs in granite pegmatite and in Acari, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it occurs as stream-rounded pebbles.
The chemical formula of Bismutotantalite is Bi(Ta, Nb)O4.
Bismutotantalite has no type of its own.
The cost of Bismutotantalite can vary from $15 to $55 according to its quality and size.
Bismutotantalite is only used as a mineral specimen.
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