Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.5 x 8.0 x 6.3 cm
Remarkable plate of very attractive Schorls that are all triangular prisms in habit, the longest of which is 3.5 cm. Every vertical face is striated and has good luster, but the knockout punches are provided by the terminations. Each one is triangular with mirror-like luster. Superb. There are some contact points and a few edge wear issues that really do not affect the looks of the piece. Rarely do you find a Schorl with such nice aesthetics. The solid look to it is actually a positive, because there is good visual distinction between the crystals, not like some dense clusters that you find. Additionally, the piece itself is strong, as the Schorls grade down into a thick base of Schorl intergrown with Quartz.