Cabinet, 11.7 x 3.0 x 2.9 cm
Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
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.