Black Tourmaline Meanings and Crystal Properties - The Crystal Council
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Black Tourmaline

Science & Origin of Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is a silicate mineral containing boron and a member of the Tourmaline family. It was first named in 1400 A.D. by a small village in Saxony, Germany after their village's original name, Schorl. Tourmalines of all kinds can be found on every continent however crystal forms of these stones are very rare and can be extremely expensive.

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Tourmalines have been used and traded since ancient times, yet became a very popular fashion stone about 150 years ago. In 1876, George Kunz sold a Green Tourmaline originating in Maine to what is now known as Tiffany and Co. Before that, Tourmalines were used in the Mediterranean during ancient times. A statue of Alexander the Great, found and believed to be carved in India, confirms this. As of recently, the statue has been dated back to the second or third century B.C. Tourmalines of all colors can be electrically charged by rubbing your fingers on each end, resulting in the attraction of particles in the air.

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Meaning & Energy

Black Tourmaline is one of the most popular stones used in spiritual practices. It is most commonly used for protection and is recommended for anyone exposed to uncomfortable environments. This stone acts as a negativity deterrent by cleansing and protecting your auric field. The purification that Black Tourmaline provides is perfect for anyone struggling with anxiety, anger, and unwanted thoughts. This stone will also act as a transmuter taking the negative energy surrounding you and purifying it.

We are commonly asked about stones to place in the work environment to deter negative coworkers or clients. Look no further as Black Tourmaline is the best stone for the job. In addition, Black Tourmaline has positive effects on the body by balancing and activating the left and right side of the brain. This results in the detoxification of impurities in the body. If you create a wand with Selenite and Rose Quartz this will produce even better results.

EMF Blocking

Black Tourmaline blocks electromagnetic waves like the ones caused by cell phones, laptops, televisions, and other electronics. It’s recommended to have Black Tourmaline on or around you while using electronics for extended periods of time. Most people don’t realize that our electronics weigh on us energetically more than we think. Black Tourmaline can assist in mitigating those effects.

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Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)

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