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

Species: Silicates – (Cyclosilicates)

Colour: Green, red to pink, blue, orange, yellow, colourless

Lustre: Vitreous, Resinous


Specific Gravity: 2.9 – 3.1

Crystal System: Trigonal

Member of: Tourmaline Group, Elbaite-Liddicoatite Series, Dravite-Elbaite Series, and the Elbaite-Schorl Series.

Name: Named after the type locality, the island of Elba, Italy

Type Locality: Fonte del Prete, San Piero in Campo, Campo nell’Elba, Livorno Province, Tuscany – Italy