Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.5 x 6.9 x 4.0 cm
WOW! Now, THIS is a schorl! It rises in an elegant cluster of parallel-growth crystals from a slender base, and is as dramatic as you could ask for. It is large, pristine, and shiny. Despite the flood of material out of the Erongos, it is one of the most visually impressive specimens of schorl that has crossed my path and I was thrilled to get it in this small collection. A similarly-sized cabinet piece of schorl, of this quality, would cost a fortune if from Pakistan but the Erongo material is notoriously cheaper these days so it is relatively underpriced (in my opinion) compared to comparable schorls from elsewhere. 11.5 x 6.9 x 4 cm