columbite vs niobite what difference

what is difference between columbite and niobite

English

Etymology

From columbium (niobium) +‎ -ite.

Noun

columbite (plural columbites)

  1. (mineralogy) A black mineral that is a mixed iron and manganese niobate and tantalate, and is the main ore of niobium and tantalum.

Derived terms

  • coltan
  • columbite-tantalite

Translations



English

Noun

niobite (countable and uncountable, plural niobites)

  1. The mineral columbite.

Further reading

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021), “Niobite”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • “niobite”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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