|These are pictures of Hiddenite crystals from Adam's Farm ,
Hiddenite, North Carolina ( Alexander County ) . The
close-ups below show the terminated ends of the double
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Hiddenite crystals from Adam's Farm, Hiddenite, Alexander
County, North Carolina.
This page was updated on March 24, 2019
|Below is a fantastic double terminated Hiddenite Crystal from Adam's Farm in
Hiddenite, North Carolina. This crystal is tiny but has fantastic form and color.
It is shown on a penny for scale. Click to enlarge any photo.
|Hiddenite has two types of terminations, with the tip or main termination
having a characteristic curved shape and the lower termination being spiky
and often split. The close-up image of a Hiddenite crystal below shows the
lower spiky type termination.
|Genuine Hiddenite crystals are a green variety of
Spodumene that gets its color from chromium. Hiddenite
and other varieties of spodumene often are pleochroic and
exhibit pleochroism. The crystal seems to have different
levels and hues of color depending on the angle that the
crystal is viewed from. The photos below show marked
pleochroism: the green color is much more intense on the
ends and edges of the crystal. The way I describe it is that
color seems to 'burst' from the ends and edges.
|The photos above and at right are all of the same crystal. This is a small
crystal that measures 11 x 3 x 2 mm or 7/16" x 1/8" x 1/16".
I do have these for sale at my Rock Shop in McDonough, Georgia (see
banner below) and I also have them listed in my ebay store (see link in
drop-down menu at upper right on this page). I also do a few gem shows, with
my two regular ones being the Tannehil Show in Birmingham, Alabama and
the Grassy Creek Show in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. I do other shows on
occasion and I travel a lot. I'm in Texas and Arizona a good bit so it might be
possible to meet with me when I travel if you're interested in buying Hiddenite
crystals or any of the other types of crystals that I have for sale.
The very small hiddenite crystals range from as low as $15 to $30 for a small but very
good crystal such as the one shown above (includes shipping). These are in small
white gem jars or magnifier boxes and includes a nice specimen label ( Dixie Euhedrals
I do have larger Hiddenite Crystals, including some fairly large specimens. The price
rises exponentially on the larger crystals. Hiddenite crystals are rare and the larger ones
are extremely rare.
|We will have Hiddenite crystals for sale
at the upcoming Grassy Creek Gem
and Mineral show this summer. Click
the link for show information and for
where we are located at in the show.