Species: Beryl var. Emerald
Locality: Hiddenite, Alexander County, North Carolina, USA
Dimensions: 2.2 x 0.4 x 0.5 cm.
North Carolina’s Hiddenite area is famous around the world as the source of the finest emerald crystals from North America. Good emerald crystals from this classic old locality have never been common and are eagerly-sought by collectors and museums. This is a wonderful thumbnail-size gem emerald crystal with good color, form, and an undamaged basal termination. A classic gem crystal in a great-quality example for a thumbnail, from an older collection. Mark Cross photo. Classic!