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Elbaite on Quartz
Pederneira Mine, Governador Valadares, M.G. Brazil

CM27571 A 13.3 cm long elbaite crystal on a quartz crystal from the famous Pederneira mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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 1997.