Black Tourmaline

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Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is one of the most popular stones used in spiritual practice and protection against negative energy. Black Tourmaline is recommended for anyone working or living in uncomfortable situations and encourages optimistic attitudes as well as good luck and happiness.

This stone clears all negativity and cleanses your auric field. The purification it gives to users is great for anyone struggling with anxiety, excessive anger, and unwanted thoughts. This stone will act as a transmuter as well, taking the negative energy surrounding you and purifying it, turning it into positive energy.

Global Mining Sites

Tourmalines of all kinds can be found on every continent on earth. Crystal forms of these stones are still very rare and sometimes can be extremely expensive. While the black variety of Tourmaline is fairly common, some of the other types of tourmaline are not so easy to obtain and may even be called rare stones.

Black Tourmaline has been found in a large number of locations, including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA.

History

Tourmalines have been used and traded since ancient times. A statue of Alexander the Great, found and believed to be carved in India has been dated back to the second or third century B.C.

Tourmalines had became a very popular fashion stone only about 150 years ago. In 1876, George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline gem originating in Maine to what is now known as Tiffany and Co.

Appearance

The structure and look of natural pieces of tourmaline are the same, regardless of the colour. This relates to the presence of vertical striations, ridges or furrows on the stones, and this is one way to identify Black Tourmaline in the natural form.

Which Crystals to Pair with?

This Black stone is an integral part of the process of keeping healthy, and may be combined with other strong grounding stones, greatly amplifying its healing and protective qualities.

The best stone to pair with your Black Tourmaline is Fire Agate. This combination is particularly powerful when sending back the negative energies directed at you. You can also pair it with other base chakra stones such as Black Obsidian, Dalmatian Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Jet or Sphalerite.

Healing Properties

Associations

Zodiacs:   Capricorn
Planet:   Earth
Element:   Earth

Physical Characteristics

Hardness:   7 – 7.5
Mineral Species:   Tourmalines
Chemical Formula:   Sodium Iron Aluminium Boro-silicate (NaFe2+3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4)
Lustre:   Vitreous

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