Elbaite (Var: Siberite)
Murzinka (Mursinsk; Murzinsk; Murzinska) Mine, Sarapulka (Murzinka) District, Ekaterinburgskaya (Sverdlovskaya) Oblast', Middle Urals, Urals Region, Russia
Thumbnail, 1.1 x 1.0 x 0.7 cm
Siberite is an uncommon elbaite tourmaline varietal first described from Nerchinsk, Russia. This old-time, partially gemmy, brownish-red, floater crystal has a rare rhombohedral termination as noted on the Scalisi label. Ex. Harvard and Phil Scalisi Collections.