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Etched Black Tourmaline Crystal - Mineral Specimen

Etched Black Tourmaline Crystal - Mineral Specimen

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Black Tourmaline 
Also Called: Shorl or Shorl Tourmaline 
Size: 17mm Tall
From: Brazil

About Black (Shorl) Tourmaline:
Tourmaline is a family of minerals, and one of the only families of minerals that come in every color of the rainbow. Each color of Tourmaline can be referred to by it's color and then the family name "Tourmaline" or by its classification name based on the exact hue. For example Blue Tourmaline can simply be referred to as "Blue Tourmaline" or it can be referred to based on the exact hue of blue with names such as: I

ndigolite or Indicolite. Black Tourmaline can be referred to simply as Black Tourmaline or it's more technical name "Shorl". The name Tourmaline comes from 

turamali which was a name given to ancient stones found in what is now modern day Sir Lunka. 

Sri Lankan called at the time Ceylon was known as "Rathna deepa" in Sanskrit meaning "The Island of Jewells". Tourmaline was one of the stunning riches that came from Ceylon and was at the time known as turmali, changed in more modern times to Tourmaline. 

Sri Lanka, formerly known as 

Ceylon, remains one of the most important sources for fine gemstones in the world today and produces spectacular colored Sapphires; Alexandrite, Ruby,  Chrysoberyl, and Garnet.

Crystal Healing with Black Tourmaline: 
Black Tourmaline or Shorl eliminates unwanted energies, grounds the chakras, body and mind to the earth, and clears negativity. It can also ground other minerals and their energies. Putting Black Tourmaline with crystal spreads or grids can cause all the energies to come into harmony with one another and can help them to work more cohesively for their intended purpose. Putting Black Tourmaline in your workspace can assist in keeping business and professional matters from bleeding over into personal emotions, and keep personal issues of everyone in your workspace from bleeding into work matters. Black Tourmaline is one of our top 25 minerals to start your crystal healing journey with and is a staple for any crystal energy worker. 

About Etched Minerals:
Etched minerals record changes in pressure, temperature, and growth as it is exposed to pockets of carbonic and silica gas. They show abundant, rounded pits at all scales of magnification that are characteristic of dissolving and reforming. This is different than reverse growth phases which is a repeated growth pattern that occurs as crystals grow over the top of one another causing a cascade, or ice like pattern that appears similar to the etch patterns in these minerals. Etched minerals are highly sought after by collectors because of the intricate and interesting natural patterns occurring, the metaphysical properties associated with the, and the stunning visual display on the surface of the mineral. Etched minerals often appear polished (or highly lustrous) such as etched garnets, tourmalines, and Quartz which is often referred to as Liquid Quartz. 

Ethically Sourced and Procured by Us! See the magical story behind these mineral specimens on our YouTube: 
These specimens were procured on our trip to Brazil from a small family mine. Not only are these ethically sourced but you can watch the adventure on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@TheCrystalBarista

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