One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A black iron-rich variety of tourmaline.
- ‘Here it was associated with quartz, albite, schorl, muscovite, and microcline in the intermediate zone.’
- ‘Sprays of black schorl in quartz are some of its most sought-after minerals.’
- ‘Most have some collectible minerals such as beryl, garnet, and schorl, and a few have lithium minerals.’
- ‘Garnets and schorl are the most likely collectible minerals to be encountered.’
- ‘During the formation of pockets, schorl was the dominant early tourmaline species forming and is found along the margins of the pockets.’
Late 18th century: from German Schörl, of unknown origin.
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