|Mineral class||Silicates : Cyclosilicates : Beryl - Tourmaline group.|
|Crystal system||Trigonal / Hexagonal.|
|Habitus||As rounded triangular striated crystals. Often as hexagonal crystals. Commonly as radiating aggregates. Also in compact and massive habitus.|
|Cleavage||Very indistinct, basally partening, fracture uneven to conchoidal.|
|Color||Brown to brownish black, transparent to opaque.|
|Description||Dravite is the magnesia rich member of the tourmaline family.|
|Occurance||Pegmatites and granites, also in some metamorphic rock.|
|Notes|| Insoluble in acids.|
Separated from schorl through crushing the edge, if the powder is brown instead of black it's most likely dravite. Easy to mistake dark varietys for schorl.
|Locations|| A more rare mineral than schorl in Sweden.|
| To silicate index.
|| Mineral group index.
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