Definition of schorl in English:


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Pronunciation: /ʃɔːl


[mass noun]
A black iron-rich variety of tourmaline.
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Most have some collectible minerals such as beryl, garnet, and schorl, and a few have lithium minerals.


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

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