|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.|
|Description||The most commonly tourmaline mineral. Schorl is the iron rich member of the tourmaline family.|
|Occurance||Pegmatites and granites, also in some metamorphic rock.|
|Associates||Beryl, Zircon, Quartz, Feldspar, mica minerals.|
|Notes|| Insoluble in acids.|
Harder to fuse than the elbaites.
|Locations|| A common mineral in pegmatites all over Sweden.|
| To silicate index.
|| Mineral group index.
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