Vitreous black TOURMALINE from the Harney Peak Pegmatite of South Dakota. SCHORL is the black variety of TOURMALINE. The largest Schorl crystal is 1.4 inches in length. There are four smaller partial Schorl crystals on a Quartz and Microcline matrix. If you are looking for a good example of Schorl from the United States then this specimen is it!
Location: Harney Peak Pegmatite, Pennington county, South Dakota, USA
Specimen Size: 3.6 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches
Specimen Weight: 8.1 ounces
SCHORL is the black variety of TOURMALINE. It is a sodium, boron, iron, aluminum silicate mineral. It belongs to the Trigonal crystal system. Hardness is 7 on the Mohs scale.
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Needles of QUARTZ on cluster of prismatic EPIDOTE crystals. The Epidote crystals are dark green in color with a vitreous luster. Epidote is a calcium aluminum iron sorosilicate mineral. It is considered a semi-precious stone.
Location: Green Monster Mountain, Prince of Wales Island, Ketchikan Mining District, Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, Alaska, USA
World class epidotes have been found at Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. Here, Epidote occurs as large, dark green, tabular crystals in metamorphosed limestone.
Metaphysical Properties: Epidote has the ability to increase your energy levels and is useful for strengthening the physical body.This stone facilitates a more complete assimilation of nutrients.It stimulates the immune system and aids in the body’s healing process. Epidote increases your personal power and increases memory, making it a helpful when looking for lost objects. This stone is helpful for stamina, the nervous and immune systems, cellular memory and dehydration. It supports the brain, thyroid, liver, gallbladder and adrenal glands. Epidote immediately raises the vibration in areas that are congested, filled with debris or overly dense. It can help you find the core patterns behind physical disease and can assist you in moving into a hopeful and positive emotional state to support general healing. This stone assures you that all your basic needs are met with an abundance left over to share with others. Use this stone to increase good health and the ability to love fully and completely.
Rhodochrosite with Quartz, Pyrite, Sphalerite combination, Peru
Translucent, Reddish-Pink Rhodochrosite crystals scattered over dozens of terminated Quartz crystals. Rhodochrosite with minor Pyrite and Sphalerite on the bottom. The Rhodochrosite habit is bladed. Vitreous luster.
Location: Pasto Bueno District, Pallasca Province, Ancash Department, Peru