Erongo Mountain, Usakos and Omaruru Districts, Erongo Region, Namibia
Small Cabinet, 5.9 x 3.4 x 2.4 cm
This is just a bizarre and really quite pretty schorl tourmaline specimen from the Erongo Mountains in Namibia (where aquas have also been coming from). First off, the crystals have the appearance of consisting of hundreds of filaments stacked together - that termination is complete and natural, and the underlying prismatic form is reflected in a y-shaped elevated row of these filaments on top. The top crystal is perched right on top of the termination of the lower one, canting out at an angle, and exposing part of the termination of the crystals beneath, which is also complete. Wow!