Collection: Ilvaite

Ilvaite was first described in 1811 on the island of Elba (Italy) and the name ilvaite from the Latin name ilva of the island. Sometimes referred to as yenite.

For "Ilva", the old latin name of Elba Island, on which the co-type localites are situated.
The history of the name of ilvaite is complex.
The mineral was probably first observed in 1784 by the french geologist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801) during his voyage to the Elba Island, Italy. 


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