Black Tourmaline Chips
Black tourmaline is part of the aluminium borosilicate family, and includes magnesium, iron, and other metal elements that determine its colour.
Tourmaline is produced in pegmatites. These are voids deep under ground that are filled with a rich hot liquid that is rich in different minerals. When the liquids begin to cool, the minerals crystallise and form Tourmaline crystals.
Shamans of the African, Native American, and Aboriginal tribes used Black Tourmaline to protect from evil demons and dark energies. Egyptian legend speaks of how Tourmaline made its journey from the center of the Earth and passed over a rainbow, taking with it all of the colours as its own. The Romans used these stones for their relaxing properties of inducing tranquil sleep, calming the mind and relaxing the body.
Chips are sold in bags of 100grams. 100grams of chips is a perfect amount for filling a small heatproof bowl or incense burner to burn charcoal and resin incenses on.