Spodumene (Var: Hiddenite)
Stony Point, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Small Cabinet, 6.9 x 5.5 x 5.0 cm
Ex. Chris Korpi
A 2.2 cm, gemmy and lustrous, light green hiddenite crystal on quartz-rich matrix from Stony Point, near the North Carolina Type Locality. Hiddenite is generally considered as the green variety of spodumene with chrome as the chromophore and being uniquely from the Hiddenite area of North Carolina. A highly representative crystal of the species and locality, even with the contacted terminations. Ex. Chris Korpi Collection.