A jumbled mass of black colored Schorl crystals with a high glossy luster. The Mineville district is a very old, iron mining district from the 1800s and now long closed; although, there is now renewed interest in the area due to the presence of Rare Earth Elements. Specimens from the region are rarely available, the only posted specimens on mindat are Magnetite crystals.
Flaws: Some of the Tourmaline crystals are incomplete and not terminated.
This mineral is also found in the following galleries: Minerals From New York, New Jersey and New England | Tourmaline | Minerals Priced Between 50 and 99 Dollars