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Elbaite variety *Siberite*
Nerchinsk, Russia

CM27206 A 4.9 cm tall elbabite variety siberite crystal from the Michajlovskoye mine in 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 The Collector's Edge in 1993.