Beryl (Var: Emerald), Rutile, Muscovite
Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mines), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 1.5 x 1.2 cm
A gemmy and lustrous, rarely available, doubly terminated emerald crystal from the Rist Mine of North Carolina. The upper portion of the crystal is much gemmier than the lower portion. Both terminations are lightly frosted. The crystal contains embedded clove-brown rutile needles and blades and muscovite plates. A classic and excellent older North Carolina emerald. Weighs 8 grams.