Tourmaline Var. Schorl
Ola Ridge, Ola, Gem Co., Idaho, USA
Small Cabinet, 7.2 x 6.8 x 5.8 cm
Ex. University of Arizona
This is a rare locality specimen of tourmaline, from the Ola Rige of Idaho. It is an extremely good schorl, with high luster and complete all around. And in fact I would have to say that if I did not know from the label where it was from, because of the quality, I would have assumed it to be from Pakistan or the new finds in Namibia. From the collection of Hubert De Monmonier (1919-2007), donated by bequest to the University of Arizona Museum to add to their displays and to provide specimens for sale to establish an endowment fund for museum operations, in perpetuity.