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Elbaite with albite.

Elbaite, with albite, Origin: Malkhan Mountains, Chyta Region, Russia.

The Geographic Cone Snail (Conus geographus) shows its siphon and proboscis. This snail is also humorously called “the cigarette snail” since if one stings you, you allegedly have time for one cigarette before dying.

Cone-shells found in the South Pacific and Indian oceans, have poisonous barbs that cause paralysis and occasionally death if you touch them. The Geographer Cone is probably the most dangerous one of all.

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Mitchells Rain Forest Snail Thersites mitchellae

Mitchells Rain Forest Snail Thersites mitchellae