Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, between Corsica & Italy: site of Napoleon's first exile (1814-15): 86 sq mi (223 sq km)
An island of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea between Corsica and the mainland. Napoleon spent his first period of exile here (May 1814-February 1815).
- ELBA (Gr.
- The oldest rocks of Elba consist of schist and serpentine which in the eastern part of the island are overlaid by beds containing Silurian and Devonian fossils.
- The most remarkable feature in the geology of Elba is the extent of the granitic and ophiolitic eruptions of the Tertiary period.
- The celebrated iron ore of Elba is of Tertiary age and occurs indifferently in all the older rocks.
- The other villages in the island are Campo nell' Elba, on the S.