Tourmaline var. Schorl Cluster (Black Tourmaline)
Lot 3267
Tourmaline var. Schorl Cluster (Black Tourmaline)
Sold for US$ 3,660 inc. premium
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Natural History New York
17 May 2011 13:00 EDT

Auction 19371
Lot Details
Tourmaline var. Schorl Cluster (Black Tourmaline)
Namibia
The early history of the mineral schorl shows that the name was in use prior to 1400 AD named after a village known today as Zschorlau in Saxony, Germany. The present specimen consists of very large intersecting trigonal crystals, measuring up to 9.5cm along the edge, with well-defined pyramidal terminations and classically striated faces. Many intergrown crystals are visible on the obverse as well as some light brown matrix. A highly aesthetic and dramatic, room-sized specimen.
Measures 8 ½ x 8 x 3 in
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