Dims: 3.6 x 3.2 x 1.0" (9.1 x 8.1 x 2.5 cm)
Wt: 4.97 oz. (141.1 g)
Several individual crystals and clusters of Schorl rest on the quartz base of this hand specimen. These crystals reach lengths of about 0.8" (2.0 cm), and several of the most exposed are damaged and a few are broken. Like many other Schorl crystals from this locality, their trigonal prismatic form is evident, but not well defined. All have an almost plumose form, as the prism faces of each disseminate more and more towards the termination. They have the standard black color and a rather silky luster. The base on which they rest is made up of hundreds of small, intergrown quartz crystals that generally have excellent hexagonal prismatic form. Many are partly coated with a dull, white crust that I cannot define. There are also many smaller Schorl crystals trapped in this base.