Spodumene (Var: Hiddenite)
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 0.04 x 0.4 cm
A superb, gemmy and lustrous green hiddenite large thumbnail/small miniature from the Type Locality. Hiddenite is the rare green gem variety of spodumene colored by CHROMIUM. So-called hiddenite from brazil and afghainstan, often labeled as such at some dealer stands, is NOT true hiddenite, which fetches a premium and thus encourages them to call any ol green spod a hiddenite. 2.8 x .04 x 0.4 cm