Schorl Specimen (Variety Foitite) with Feldspar – NERS 018

Lovely Schorl specimen (variety foitite) with feldspar

Measurements:  108 x 59 x 52 mm

Description:  A lovely group of schorl (variety foitite) crystals with multiple terminations and some with ‘mercedes’ signs. The crystals have a shiny, jet-black colour and are partially covered with feldspar.  

The specimen has an inconspicuous pressure mark to its middle, and damage at the bottom, where it parted from its matrix. 

Weight of Specimen:   415 g

Chemical Composition:  NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4  (schorl)
                                       KAlSi3O8  (feldspar)     
Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (schorl)  7.5
                                          (feldspar)  6 - 6.5
Location:  Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NERS 018

US $ 160

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