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Black Tourmaline

Chakra: Base
Black Tourmaline is one of the best stones for overall protection. 
Black Tourmaline is commonly used in spiritual cleansing practices because of its ability to dispel negative energies.
Traditionally, it is placed around the home to create a protective barrier against negative energies. 
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Black Tourmaline paired with Rose Quartz is commonly used in gridding for protection within a specific area.
Black Tourmaline also has a very strong grounding energy that connects us to the earth and promotes stability.
black tourmaline
Black Tourmaline gives powerful protection against negative energies when worn or carried. It also prevents psychic attacks and repels feeling of fear.
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Black Tourmaline is also used to balance our yin yang energies and to promote inspiration, strength and joy.
black tourmaline
Scientific Qualities
Scientific Name: Schrol
Chemical Formula: NaFe2+3Al6(BO3)3Si6O18(OH)4
Composition: Basic sodium iron aluminum boro-silicate
Color: Black
Mohs Hardness: 7 – 7.5
Crystal System: Hexagonal
Rock Type: Igneous, Metamorphic
Lustre: Vitreous, Resinous
 
Black Tourmaline is part of the Tourmaline of which there are a few variations. The actual scientific name for Black Tourmaline is Schorl.
 
Schorl most commonly contains the elements of sodium, iron, aluminium, magnesium, lithium or potassium.
 
Types or Varieties of Tourmaline:
Schorl: Colored Brown to Black
Dravite: Colored dark yellow to brownish black
 
Elbaite: Comes in four Variations including Rubellite, Indicolite, Verdelite and Achroite
Rubellite: Colored Red to Pink
Indicolite: Colored Blue/Green to Light Blue
Verdelite: Green
Achroite: Colorless
 
Other Occurrences
Schorl (Black Tourmaline) can sometimes form as needles within clear Quartz. When this occurs it forms the crystal called Tourmalated Quartz.

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