Dims: 3.5 x 2.3 x 1.6" (8.9 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm)
Wt: 5.45 oz. (154.5 g)
Several sprays of radiating Schorl crystals rest on the Schorl-and-quartz host rock of this hand specimen. These sprays are generally in very good condition, though all show scuff marks at their termination tips, and one appears to be broken and mostly incomplete. They range in length from 0.5 - 1.1" (1.3 - 2.8 cm), though there are many smaller crystals and sprays embedded in the host rock. All have a moderately good trigonal prismatic form, as most of their edges and faces are rounded. However, this is an aspect that commonly occurrs in this mineral- the crystals take on an almost plumose appearance, and all have a correspondingly silky luster. They have the obligatory black color and are opaque. The quartz that partly makes up the base rock consists of countless partly intergrown crystals, many of which are partially coated with a dull, white crust.