Black Tourmaline Schorl Single Crystal on Matrix Unpolished Rocks and Minerals Mineral Specimen Brazil

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This is a single crystal of rich black tourmaline, also known as Schorl. The crystal features excellent striated structure and high luster--schorl is prone to brittleness and breakage, so the clean lines of this crystal make it especially desirable. One end is nearly flat, and the other has an organic roughness. Damaged sections are present, and are seen in small chips and abrasions. This inky black crystal would be ideal for display, gridding, or jewelry work! Perfect for the healing or specimen collector in your life.

Locality: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dimensions: 0.88" x 0.88" x 0.63" (23mm x 23mm x 16mm)
Weight: 14.1 g (0.5 oz, 70.3 cts)

FORMATION: Black tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is the black Tourmaline variety, which forms in nearly every color. Tourmaline has a hardness of 7-7.5. Brazil is a major locality for tourmaline, especially the large mining district of Minas Gerais (where this crystal originates from.) It commonly forms in association with quartz, feldspar, mica group, and other minerals .

HEALING: Tourmaline is believed to attract love, and balance masculine and feminine energy. It is also thought to help us to seek joy and heal emotional wounds. The black shade represents grounding, protection, and purification.

*Though many gems and minerals have historical and cultural associations with healing properties, these items are sold for display, study, and collector interest only.

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Apologies, but at this time, I will not be able to ship to the following countries:
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Refund will apply to the original item price, and will not include shipping in either direction.

*NOTE: For items over $300 in value, and/or over 2 lbs in weight, there will be a 15% restocking fee if you would like to return it.


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As with all natural stone, items may have slight scratches, chips, inclusions, or natural imperfections. I will note this in the description when possible, so please read carefully and examine photos carefully. I also do my best to faithfully represent an item's size and weight--I do this through written dimensions, as well as multiple scale photos. Please contact me with any questions before purchasing.

Items are natural and not enhanced, UNLESS otherwise stated. I am a firm believer in full disclosure, and I do my best to describe things exactly as they are.

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