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Siberite

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About SiberiteHide

Formula:
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Name:
From the location in Siberia
A variety of Elbaite

A red to pink opaque variety of Elbaite.

Originally described from Soktuj Gora (Mount Soktuj), Adun-Cholon Range, Nertschinsk (Nerchinsk) Mines, Buriatia (Buryatia) Republic, Transbaikalia (Zabaykalye), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia.




Chemical Properties of SiberiteHide

Formula:
Na(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Other Language Names for SiberiteHide

German:Siberit
Spanish:Siberita

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
1 photo of Siberite associated with ElbaiteNa(Li1.5Al1.5)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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Localities for SiberiteHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Namibia
 
  • Erongo Region
    • Karibib
Russia
 
  • Sverdlovsk Oblast
    • Prigorodny District
Van King
  • Zabaykalsky Krai
    • Chitinskaya Oblast
      • Nerchinsk (Nertschinsk)
        • Nerchinsk Gem mines
          • Adun-Cholon Range
P. Scalisi, D. Cook, (1983), Classic Mineral Localities of the World: Asia and Australia, Van Nostrand, pp150-160
 
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