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Elbaite variety *Siberite*
Siberia, Russia

CM28193 A 8.5 cm tall elbaite variety siberite crystal from the Transbaikal region of Siberian Russia. Elbaite is named for the island of Elba, Italy and was formerly known as tourmaline. This specimen was purchased from North Star Minerals in 2003.