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Hiddenite (Spodumene) - vintage USA Classic
Stony Point, Alexander County
North Carolina, United States
2 x 1 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750
new year 2021

A fine single crystal of Hiddenite from the area of the original discovery in Alexander County, North Carolina. While green Spodumenes have been found in other regions, true "Hiddenite" only comes from this locale and these do not fade their colors like green Spodumene from elsewhere. It had been surmised that a Chromium content adds the color as it does to the Emeralds that are found in the same area. However testing for both Chrome and Vanadium has not confirmed this. This specimen is from the Dr. Warren Johansson collection which he obtained in 1934. The crystal is fully natural (no irradiation), doubly terminated, gemmy, undamaged with good color and complex etching. These were never common and are now quite rare.




Hiddenite (Spodumene) - vintage USA Classic
Stony Point, Alexander County
North Carolina, United States
2 x 1 x .6 CM (thumbnail)
price: $750
new year 2021

A fine single crystal of Hiddenite from the area of the original discovery in Alexander County, North Carolina. While green Spodumenes have been found in other regions, true "Hiddenite" only comes from this locale and these do not fade their colors like green Spodumene from elsewhere. It had been surmised that a Chromium content adds the color as it does to the Emeralds that are found in the same area. However testing for both Chrome and Vanadium has not confirmed this. This specimen is from the Dr. Warren Johansson collection which he obtained in 1934. The crystal is fully natural (no irradiation), doubly terminated, gemmy, undamaged with good color and complex etching. These were never common and are now quite rare.