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Siberite from
Soktuj Gora (Mount Soktuj), Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia

Classification
Species:Elbaite var: Siberite
Formula:Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Comments:The largest xl found in 1848 weighed 4.81 Kg and is in the St Petersburg Mining Institute
Habit:Prismatic to many cm
Colour:red to pink, often opaque
Quality for species:Excellent - world class for species or very significant. (!!)
Abundance at site:Common
Confirmation
Validity:Believed Valid
References
References:P. Scalisi, D. Cook, (1983), Classic Mineral Localities of the World: Asia and Australia, Van Nostrand, pp150-160
Data
Mineral Data:Click here to view Siberite data
Locality Data:Click here to view Soktuj Gora (Mount Soktuj), Adun-Cholon Range, Nerchinsk Gem mines, Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk), Chitinskaya Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia
 
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