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Alternative Names: Schorl, Schorlite

Mineral Information

Origin: Notably Brazil, Namibia

Mineral Species: Schorl (Tourmaline Group)

Mineral Group: Silicates

Chemical Formula: Na(Fe3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

Hardness: 7

Crystal System: Trigonal

Colour: Black

Typical Appearance: Crystals acicular or prismatic, often doubly terminated.

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Base

Element: None

Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known

Additional Information

Black tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is one of the best crystals for protection against negative energy and negative intent. It also discharges tension while encouraging neutrality and a relaxed outlook. Carry a small piece with you, and keep a larger piece by your bed or in your work room. It can also be used in protection grids in the home.

 

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