Chemical Composition: Tourmaline is a complex silicate of boron and aluminum, composition varies. Tourmaline crystals are hexagonal, prismatic crystals that commonly have a rounded triangular cross section, striated lengthwise. Also radiated, columnar, massive.
Colors include blue, green, pink, red, yellow, brown, black, bi-colored, tri-colored, and colorless.
Tourmaline may be found in Brazil, Russia, Burma, Afghanistan, Malagasy Republic, Maine, California.
Hardness: 7 - 7 1/2
Metaphysical Attributes: Inspiration, understanding, confidence. Balances male/female energies and the mind.
Black Tourmaline: Protects against negativity. Encourages intellectual thought, vitality. Corresponds to the root chakra, and the astrological sign of Capricorn.
About shipping our rough material: due to the rise in shipping rates and the weight of the material, you should be advised that it will cost $8.95 to ship one pound of rough material within the USA. We recommend you order more of our rough material per order to make the shipping charges more cost effective for your order. We can ship up to 10 pounds of material within the USA for $18.95