Spodumene (Var: Hiddenite)
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Thumbnail, 2.7 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm
A truly outstanding thumbnail of electric green Hiddenite, which is spodumene with a rich green color caused specifically by chromium content. Green spodumene from other localities doesn't cut it - THIS is the best and almost the only legitimate hiddenite, in my book! These specimens were cherry-picked from an amazing find of such crystals last year, the best such find in modern times. This one is doubly-terminated and has the best green color. 2.7 x 0.5 x 0.4 cm