- a rare, transparent variety of spodumene, colored yellow-green to emerald-green by chromium: used as a gem.
Origin of hiddenite
after William E. Hidden (1853–1918), U.S. mineralogist, who discovered it in 1879; see -ite1
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Hiddenite occurs in small slender monoclinic crystals of prismatic habit, often pitted on the surface.
The company estimates the value of this entire yield of hiddenite at about $2,500.
- a green transparent variety of the mineral spodumene, used as a gemstone
C19: named after W. E. Hidden (1853–1918), American mineralogist who discovered it