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Schorl

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Locality: 
Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
Class: 
Single Crystal
Size Range: 
Small miniature (3-4.5 cm)
Size: 
3.5 × 1.8 × 1.5 cm
Description

This locality is near Laila camp, between Chogo Lungma and the Haramosh glacier. The pyramidal end points are typically for a small find at this locality. The faces are all razor-sharp terminated and highly lustrous - the crystal represents a very uncommon habit!

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Schorl

Formula: 
Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Strunz: 
9.CK.05
Hardness: 
7.0
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