Biotite, Rutile, Siderite, Spodumene (Var: Hiddenite)
Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mines), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Miniature, 4.6 x 2.8 x 2.1 cm
Superb, textbook biotite crystals mark this classic from an old find (1960s if I recall correctly, or maybe the 50s), at the site of the famous hiddenite mines. This crystal is superbly displayed on matrix, a small miniature overall.