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Tantalcarbide Mineral Data

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General Tantalcarbide Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: TaC
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 192.96 gm
   Tantalum  93.78 %  Ta
   Carbon     6.22 %  C
            100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: TaC
Help on Environment: Environment: Platiniferous placers
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1997 (Dana # Added)
Help on Locality: Locality: The mineral was discovered in the Nizhnetagilsky District in the Middle Urals, Russia, in a collection made by P. Walther at the beginning of the 20th century. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: The name reflects its composition: tantalum and carbon.