Schorl Crystal – NERS 026

Schorl crystal with lovely facets and 'mercedes' termination

Measurements:  45 x 40 x 28 mm  

Description:  A schorl crystal with lovely, shiny shaft facets and a few very small to minute quartz crystals on its surface, of which some are partially embedded in it. 

The schorl's lovely termination has no notable damage. One side has pressure marks, and there is some damage where the specimen became detached from its matrix.    

Weight of Specimen:  62.5 g   

Chemical Composition:  NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4  (schorl)
                                       SiO2  (quartz)     
                                   

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (schorl)  7.5
                                          (quartz)  7
                                     
Location:  Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NERS 026

US $ 85








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