Spodumene (Var: Hiddenite)
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Thumbnail, 2.8 x 0.04 x 0.4 cm
Thumbnail (Various Sizes). These rare green spodumenes, called hiddenite after the place they are found, are very rare and considered great prizes by collectors. Here are five crystals, the longest just over 1 cm, with some good gemminess to them. They are in a glass vial, and are probably the personal trove of some North Carolina collector.