Schorl, Quartz, Spessartine
Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Northern Areas, Pakistan
Cabinet, 10.1 x 6.9 x 4.0 cm
What you have is a bent black schorl tourmaline crystal, distorted from pressure during growth in the pocket. At one end of his a cluster of parallel quartz crystals have formed, wrapping themselves around the schorl - and there is a little red spessartine to cap it all off.