Schorl (Variety Foitite) and Feldspar – NERS 020

Cluster of lustrous schorl crystals and feldspar

Measurements:  60 x 55 x 44 mm

Description:  A cluster of schorl crystals (variety foitite) with a high lustre, partially coated with granular feldspar crystals.

The specimen, with its jet-black, lustrous, multi-faceted foitite crystals, surrounded by white feldspar, displays very well.

The display side (top of the specimen) appears to be undamaged, while the bottom of the specimen has only a few contact marks.

Weight of Specimen:  158.4 g

Chemical Composition:  NaFe2+3Al6Si6O18(BO3)3(OH)4  (schorl)
                                        KAlSi3O8  (feldspar)  

Hardness on Mohs Scale:  (schorl)  7.5
                                           (feldspar)  6 - 6.5

Location:  Erongo Mountains, Erongo Region, Namibia.

Specimen Code:  NERS 020

US $ 160


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