|Hiddenite Occurrence||Hiddenite Discovery and Mining|
|Faceting Challenges||Hiddenite Collections|
Warren Farm hiddenite. Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County,
Hendersonville, North Carolina Photograph by W. E. Speer, used by permission
Natural hiddenite. Photograph
Figure 1 - Hiddenite Region of North Carolina; (Adapted from Brown, 2001).
Figure 2 - The Hiddenite District (Speer, 2009).
Hiddenite, Robert Reitzel exhibit at Unifour Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show.
Photograph by Margaret W. Martin
|Above left: William Hidden's 1905 business card displaying a hiddenite crystal (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 2005.). To view Treasures Unearthed, North Carolina's spectacular gems and minerals, a Rockhound's Guide to selected specimens go to Rockhound's Guide, naturalsciences.org/files/documents/rockhounds_guide.pdf. For an interactive exhibit see treasures, naturalsciences.org/microsites/exhibits/treasures/TREASURESPROJECT/index.htm.
Above right: Hiddenite crystals: Colburn Earth Science Museum, Asheville, North Carolina. Photograph by W. E. Speer, used by permission.
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Potter, Phillip M., MS, PG, Curator, Colburn Earth Science Museum. 2010. Personal communication, 7, May, 2010.
Pough, Frederick H. 1993. Speaking further of spodumene. Lapidary Journal, March 1993, p. 14, 90 - 91.
Presnell, Lowell. 1999. Mines miners and minerals of western north carolina. Parkway Publishers, Boone, North Carolina, 256 p.
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Return to other student webpage examples at www.emporia.edu/earthsci/amber/go340/students/stupages.htm.