Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Cabinet, 11.7 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm
Unusual and very attractive Schorl of considerable size (over 11 cm) and excellent luster. What makes it so unusual are the terminations. The top has a beautiful complex tiered termination, while towards the base the crystal splays into dozens of small tips (characteristic of the tourmaline species FOITITE, though I haven't analyzed this piece). Not your normal Schorl - this one is very distinctive! Much better in person. 168 grams.