Rist Mine (North America Emerald Mine), Hiddenite, Alexander Co., North Carolina, USA
Originally known as the Rist Mine, but also known as American Gems Mine, LKA International Emerald Mine, and recently (since 1995), the North American Emerald Mine. (Labels may be abbreviated NAEM = North American Emerald Mine.)
This locality is the type location for the chromian spodumene called hiddenite named for William E. Hidden and the town is named for the variety.
This location is the most important Noth American emerald locality.
Rocks & Minerals: 60: 65.
Wise, M, 2009, Chabazite in Spodumene-bearing Alpine-type Fissure Veins from Hiddenite, North Carolina, USA, Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 96, 213-220.
47 entries listed. 33 valid minerals.
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