Dims: 1.94x1.87x1.34" (4.93x4.75x3.40cm)
Wt: 2.95oz (83.5g)
Bou Agra, Morocco
This specime has two rare minerals. The best are black crystals of schorlomite (a garnet that looks like schorl tourmaline) comprising the bulk of the specimen. The largest crystals are white hexagonal nepheline crystals. These are opaque and have a dull luster - they nearly look porous due to a surface pitting. They also look very fragile, although they are not. One of the larger nepheline crystals has an odd appearance, in that it has a slot in one face, yet all of the faces have the correct hexagonal form.