Tourmaline Var. Schorl
Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico
Small Cabinet, 8.0 x 7.5 x 3.9 cm
Ex. Richard Heck
A massive beige colored quartzy matrix is completely covered by equant, very lustrous, prismatic, black, schorl crystals to 1 cm long and 1.8 cm wide.The prism faces are extremely lustrous while the terminations exhibit more of a corroded appearance. Overall, very robust and unusual for this classic locality which has produced much more of the so-called "fuzzy schorls" with a satiny luster and surface to them.