Dims: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.3" (6.9 x 6.9 x 3.3 cm)
Wt: 4.61 oz. (130.6 g)
This small hand specimen consists of several clusters of radiating Schorl crystals that rest on a whie quartz base. These clusters range in length from 0.2" (5 mm) or less up to 1.0" (2.5 cm), and most are at least slightly damaged. Their trigonal form is like that of many such specimens from this locality- the crystals have an almost plumose, feathery habit that shows no evidence of crystal edges or faces. This particular habit gives the black Schorls an almost silky luster. The largest of these clusters rest on top of the base, which is made up of countless tiny, intergrown quartz crystals, many of which are coated with a bright white coating that has a dull luster. Most of the smaller Schorl clusters and crystals, however, are interspersed throughout the host material.