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a green transparent form of the mineral spodumene used as a gemstone

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The final oral presentation was made by Dr Michael Wise (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC), who reported on emerald and hiddenite (Cr-bearing spodumene) deposits near Hiddenite, North Carolina.
Since the late 1870's the Hiddenite district has produced North America's largest emeralds.
The other is a chromium-colored green variety called hiddenite. Kunzite was first found in California and was named after Tiffany's gem expert, George F.
Second only to the tourmalines comes an astounding array of the gem varieties of spodumene from San Diego County, ranging in color from dark violet kunzite, through lilac, straw-yellow, colorless, and blue-green to green hiddenite. Most of the [uncut crystals] exhibit interesting crystal faces, twinning planes and etch figures.
Indefatigable Terry Ledford of Mountain Gems & Minerals (wicottawatta@wmconnect.com) hit another pocket of fine gemmy hiddenite (that is, chromium-green spodumene) crystals in May 2006 at the Adams Farm, Alexander County, North Carolina, and he was selling the pretty little green bolts in his room at the InnSuites.
"Mineral Masterpieces" whose pictures (at least) you've admired on many occasions were present here: they included the "Alma Queen" rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home mine, Colorado; the "Dragon" gold from the Colorado Quartz mine, California; the "Rabbit Ears" blue-capped elbaite from the Tourmaline Queen mine, California; the 5-cm matrix specimen sporting several blue jeremejevite crystals, from Mile 72, Swakopmund, Namibia; the great Hiddenite, North Carolina emerald crystal discovered in 2004; the majestic purple adamite specimen from the Ojuela mine, Mexico, shown on the cover of vol.
Nor can I neglect to mention that Terry Ledford had even more show-stopping spodumene (hiddenite) crystals newly unearthed at the Adams Farm, Hiddenite, North Carolina, including one large, beautifully terminated gem crystal that surpasses the well-known crystals owned by the Harvard Mineralogical Museum and the Cranbrook Institute.
Lurching south now to still a third jolt of gem crystals from a reviving classic locality, we arrive at the famous Rist/Ellis emerald-mining tract at Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina (see the article in March-April 2001).
apatite, aquamarine, ashanite, bimushite, bismutomicrolite, chrysoberyl, *cygrayite, epidote, ertixiite, fluorite, garnet, hiddenite, holmquistite, ilmenite, ishikawaite, manganotantalite, manganocolumbite, molybdenite, muscovite, phenakite, pollucite, polylithionite, pyrite, *qingheite, samarskite, scheelite, sphalerite, spodumene, staurolite, topaz, tourmaline, trilithionite, uraninite, zircon Labashan Hubei turquoise Laiyuan Hebei hematite, ludwigite Lamo Guangxi, apatite, galena, pyrite, quartz, Zhuang A.R.
In December of 2003, a 2 X 2-meter pocket was opened at the Hill mine (formerly the Rist mine), in Hiddenite, North Carolina, and, besides a few of the emerald crystals which were the objects of the search, the workers found a few very dramatic siderite specimens, with sharp brown rhombohedral crystals to 5 cm associated with brilliant red-brown needle crystals of rutile and translucent white rhombohedral crystals of dolomite.
Joe Polityka wrote from Springfield on the new--I repeat, new--gem-quality crystals of spodumene variety hiddenite which have emerged very lately from the classic locality for the material: the Adams (or Warren) Farm, Alexander County, North Carolina.
Box 239, Little Switzerland, NC 28749) began appearing at the major shows with an old hoard of green gemmy crystals of spodumene variety hiddenite from the classic locality of Hiddenite, North Carolina.