Simpsonite

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A cube of a yellow mineral forming on a rock wall
Simpsonite
Photo from WA Museum

Named after Edward Sydney Simpson (1875-1939), Government Mineralogist and Analyst in Western Australia, simpsonite is a mineral that contains aluminium, tantalum and niobium, combined with oxygen, fluorine and hydrogen.

The first described sample (type locality) is from Tabba Tabba, Western Australia.
 

Mineral Collection