A specimen of beryl (var. emerald) from the United States. Part of the National Mineral Collection.
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Emerald (beryl) was found at the Hiddenite and Emerald mine, near Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina in It measures 11 cm (abt inches) in length and one of the finest emerald specimens ever found in North America
The #PatriciaEmerald" is one of the largest gem-quality emeralds in the world, still preserved in its original natural crystalline-state. Emeralds usually crystallize in the hexagonal crystal system, forming flattened or elongated hexagonal (six-sided) prisms with pinacoidal terminations. But, the "Patricia Emerald" is unique in that it is di-hexagonal or twelve-sided.
Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA Dimensions: 5 cm x cm x cm A truly outstanding miniature of electric green Hiddenite, which is spodumene with a rich green color caused specifically by chromium content.