Dims: 3.6 x 2.5 x 2.1" (9.1 x 6.4 x 5.3 cm)
Wt: 12.3 oz. (347 g)
This Schorl specimen is a bit unusual in the fact that its trigonal form takes on an almost strictly fibrous habit. The specimen consists of intergrown clusters of compact, radiating needles that reach lengths of 1" (2.5 cm) or possibly more. They appear to be in good condition, though some obvious damage is visible. Their thinness and compact nature makes it difficult to study their trigonal form, but it appears to be good. This form lends an almost silky luster to the piece as a whole, and the Schorl has the classic black color and is opaque. There is a small amount of quartz present at the "base" of the piece, but no actual host rock is present.