Definition of schorl in English:



mass noun
  • A black iron-rich variety of tourmaline.

    • ‘During the formation of pockets, schorl was the dominant early tourmaline species forming and is found along the margins of the pockets.’
    • ‘Garnets and schorl are the most likely collectible minerals to be encountered.’
    • ‘Most have some collectible minerals such as beryl, garnet, and schorl, and a few have lithium minerals.’
    • ‘Sprays of black schorl in quartz are some of its most sought-after minerals.’
    • ‘Here it was associated with quartz, albite, schorl, muscovite, and microcline in the intermediate zone.’


Late 18th century: from German Schörl, of unknown origin.