North Carolina Emeralds

We took off one day on a new driving adventure discovering the stunning beauty of the Smoky Mountains. We left Hendersonville and headed east to Transylvania County (really its true name) and went to a small town called Pisgah Forest. We then headed north towards Haywood County on Pisgah Highway (276). The scenery is fantastic with forests, mountains, winding roads and we even followed the Right Fork Davidson River for a while. Being the rockhounds we are, we stopped at many interesting places…the best one being a small shed-like building offering mining trips. We spent a few hours talking with the owners. They actually own 3 mines in the area. We were shown (and given) specimens from their mines. We were informed we needed to visit Hiddenite and Spruce Pine to find North Carolina Emeralds. Most of the mines in North Carolina are privately owned. We feel very lucky to have been invited to go hunting and digging for gems in their mines. We will be doing that over the next few years and will post our trips on our rock talk pages.

We proceded on through Cashiers, Highlands, Gneiss and finally to Franklin, NC. where we found a rich mineralogical history of Western North Carolina rocks, gems and minerals. It seems that the best rockhound and geology areas here are Franklin and Hiddenite/Spruce Pine. This educational trip sparked our interest in emeralds, so now we are on a quest for North Carolina emeralds! We still prefer natural specimens with the emerald in matrix. Emerald is a gemstone, and a variety of the mineral beryl. Emeralds here are normally found in a mixed matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and may also include black schorl tourmaline. In our travels we have picked up a few nice emerald specimens in the Hiddenite and Spruce Pine areas. Here is a value comparison of gemstones...diamonds=$1,632/ct, Emeralds=$126/ct, Saphire=$40/ct, Ruby=$11/ct

There are two active mines that the public can access if you are planning a trip to North Carolina. Here is some general information and we have included links to each of the mines.

Crabtree Emerald Mine
http://www.emeraldvillage.com/crabtree-emerald-mine.htm

Contact the Mountain Area Gem and Mineral Association (M.A.G.M.A.), who holds the mining rights, to schedule a visit to the Crabtree Emerald Mine. After being granted permission you must print two copies of a release form from the website. Sign and mail in one copy to the M.A.G.M.A. Club along with your check or money order for the total of your fees. The Crabtree Emerald Mine charges a fee per adult per day. Sign and retain the second copy of the release form. You will need to carry this copy with you during your visit to the mine. According to the Crabtree Emerald Mine, if you do not have the release form with you at the mine you will be asked to leave the property. Follow the rules of the mine. Use only hand tools and do not tunnel or dig into the walls of the mine. Basic items like a shovel, pick, hammer and chisel are all that you will need. A bucket can be used for hauling specimens out of the mine for further inspection. Any gems or minerals that you find are yours to keep.

Emerald Hollow Mine
http://www.emeraldhollowmine.com/

Visit the Hiddenite Gems Emerald Hollow Mine. This is the only emerald mine in North America truly open to public prospectors. Choose your prospecting method. The Emerald Hollow Mine offers visitors three different ways to search for emeralds. According to the Emerald Hollow Mine website, staff is available to help you identify any specimens you may find. Choose the sluicing method if you prefer to sit in relative comfort while searching for emeralds. For a small admission fee, prospectors can sit at the covered sluiceway and rinse buckets of ore to find minerals and other valuable gemstones. One bucket of ore is provided free with your sluicing permit. Additional buckets may be purchased. Go "creeking." For an additional small fee, you can use the sluiceway and mine the mineral-rich creek bed for emeralds. You can rent a creek screen and shovel . Purchase a combination permit to enjoy the full experience of the mine. With this permit you can sluice, creek and even dig in the designated areas of the mine. You can rent digging tools. All gems and minerals that you find are yours to keep.

Noteworthy Information…Emerald Hollow Mines also has a complete lapidary shop that will cut your gemstones and even place them in jewelry for you. The Crabtree Emerald Mine is patrolled but not supervised. Always use extreme caution when digging. It is best suited to prospectors with a little experience. We highly recommend that you wear old clothes and shoes, and plan on getting very dirty. Bring an extra change of clothes along with a towel, sunscreen and bug spray and plenty of drinking water.

For more information on North Carolina Emeralds please visit this great website
http://speerminerals.com/NC%20Emeralds/index.htm

Columbian Emeralds

There are three main Emerald mining areas in Colombia. The areas are Muzo, Coscuez, and Chivor. Each of these areas has many individual mines. Muzo and Coscuez areas are on long term leases to two Colombian companies from the Colombian government and Chivor is privately owned. Muzo mines have been worked almost continuously since 1537 with many changes in ownership and control. The Columbian emeralds are found almost entirely in calcite veins that traverse a black, carbonaceous, rather intensely folded formation consisting of thin-bedded shale and limestone The different combinations of matrix materials are what help determine the locale. By inspection of the matrix, it can usually be logically determined which specific area the particular Emerald specimen is from. Black and grey shale, white and grey calcite, and pyrite are the predominant elements that make up the typical Colombian emerald matrix.

In the Muzo area of Columbia, three elements combined with the black shale provide the best clues in identifying a Muzo matrix. Those three elements are pure white calcite, crystallized pyrite and clear quartz. White calcite and crystallized pyrite are quite common with clear quartz being relatively rare. The Muzo emerald deposits are situated in the western foothills of the eastern branch of the Colombian Andes and are about 60 miles as the crow flies northwest from Bogotá, the capital of Colombia.

In the Coscuez area of Columbia, black shale in combination with either grey calcite, or a rust colored layer of iron oxide, or a gray calcite matrix by itself are the most common matrix material combinations found. Thin veins of pyrite in the black shale may be present, rather than crystallized nodules of pyrite.

In the Chivor area of Columbia, the matrix material tends to be very fragile and falls apart easily. It is normally a brown brecciated mixture of calcite with layers of iron oxide with overall iron stains being very common. The matrix may also be found as grey marbleized looking shale. Chivor frequently has crystallized nodules of pyrite occurring on the matrix. Because the matrix crumbles so easily, specimens from this area are rarely seen.

Brazilian Emeralds

Second in demand to Columbia, South America’s world famous emeralds are the Brazilian Emeralds from many mines in the central and eastern portions of the state. Emeralds from Brazil tend to be lighter in color compared to the Colombian Emeralds and possibly taking on a slightly yellowish hue that some collectors find desirable. Today's emerald deposits are found in numerous locations across the country of Brazil. Brazilian Emerald in matrix specimens are normally intergrown emerald crystals in a matrix of translucent white to grey quartz with black biotite mica schist. They may have the appearance of being coated with a black translucent coloring. These rough emeralds are larger than most other locations and have been found up to 200 carats in size. Most Emeralds found in tourist gift shops and rock shops are Brazilian Emeralds in matrix.

Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection Rare Cluster of NC Emeralds on Matrix from the Junior McKinney Collection
Item # ACTIN07169051

Actinolite in Talc

$32.00

Sold Out!

This rare and beautiful cluster of North Carolina Emeralds on and in a matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear Quartz, and black schorl tourmaline. There is also a tinge of the well known Hiddenite rust coloring. We procured this specimen from a mineral dealer who purchased the Junior McKinney "Gem Shop" inventory a few years after Junior's death ( see http://docsouth.unc.edu/blueridgeparkway/content/6988/ ).

There was a tag glued on the specimen many years ago to prevent "tag switching" on valuable specimens in Juniors shop. The McKinney family owned several mines in the Spruce Pine/Hiddenite area and were one of the most respected experts on NC minerals and gems.(The Crabtree Emerald Mine is located on McKinney Mine Road).

As nearly as we can measure what is exposed, there are emeralds that measure 15 x 8mm,15 x 5mm, 8 x 3.5mm and 6 x 4.4mm plus multiple other small emeralds. There may be more still hidden in the matrix. Based upon information we obtained about the Gem Shop, we believe these are from the 1970's. These specimens are almost impossible to find.

We made a trip to Spruce Pine and showed this specimen to several dealers...all said it was worth in the $1k+ range and suggested we remove the old price tag (we did) which read 200.00 which had been changed years ago to read 1200.00 then 1300.00 in pencil or water soluble ink that faded (This can be seen in the first top left photo...click to enlarge it). Our sale price is based upon what we paid for it. This price is firm.

This piece weighs 6.48 oz or 0.4 lb (184g) measures 3 x 2.2 x 1.59 inches (7.6 x 5.6 x 4 cm)

Crabtree Mine Emerald Matrix

Crabtree Mine Emeralds are found in a pegmatite as seen in the specimens listed below. This granitic pegmatite filled a two meter wide fracture which contained emeralds along the walls of the fracture and yellow beryl in the center. It was mined for emeralds by Tiffany and Company and a series of property owners between 1894 and the 1990s. Many fine clear emeralds were produced, but most of the emerald-bearing rock was sold as "emerald matrix" for slabbing and cabochon cutting. The cabochons display emerald and tourmaline in a white matrix of quartz and feldspar. These specimens are true collector pieces and what is listed here is the result of over seven years worth of collecting. The smaller specimens will have sizes listed in millimeters and grams, they are shown next to a 1 centimeter cube for size reference. The "sold" specimen shown above is "Emeralds on Matrix"because whole emeralds may be found or removed while the specimens shown below are "Emerald Matrix". Emerald Matrix specimens are often sold by dealers as Emeralds on Matrix and are generally overpriced.

Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# CTMEM08160528

Rare Large Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$365.00

This is a rare and large matrix specimen of bright green Emeralds in Quartz and Feldspar Matrix with Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. We procured this specimen from a Gem dealer in Watertown, South Dakota. He got it years ago as a gift from an old friend of his. We were very lucky to find this Large Cabinet display specimen! This specimen could be slabbed into many pieces for making jewelry and cabochons. There are Emeralds showing on several sides and who knows what is in the middle of this piece? Specimens this size are almost impossible to find.

This piece weighs 39.5oz or 2.47 lb (1121g) measures 4.1 x 4 x 2.87 inches (10.5 x 10.2 x 7.3 cm)

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 5CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$22.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 3 oz or 86g. and measures 2.3 x 1.6 x 1 inches (5.9 x 4.1 x 2.6 cm)

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 6CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$30.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 31g and measures 58 x 33 x 9mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 7CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$40.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 37g and measures 54 x 21 x 18mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 8CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$40.00

Sold Out!

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 42g and measures 42 x 27 x 23mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

 

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 9CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$30.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists. Who knows...there may be more emeralds inside this specimen.

This piece weighs 76g and measures 51 x 32 x 27mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 10CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$25.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 22g and measures 44 x 32 x 11mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 11CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$26.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 14g and measures 33 x 20 x 10mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Crabtree_Mine_ERare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Minemerald_12_4_
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Crabtree_Mine_ERare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Minemerald_12_4_ Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 12CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$32.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 19g and measures 35 x 21 x 19mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 13CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$40.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 34g and measures 43 x 31 x 18mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 14CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

 $23.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 19g and measures 51 x 19 x 12mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 15CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$30.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 9g and measures 36 x 16 x 11mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 16CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$15.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists. This piece is from close to the center of the fracture area and has beryl crystals that are yellow heliodor.

This piece weighs 12g and measures 27 x 23 x 11mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 17CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$24.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists.

This piece weighs 5g and measures 24 x 13 x 10mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine
Item# 18CTMEM04200001

Rare Specimen of NC Emerald Matrix from the Crabtree Emerald Mine

$25.00

This is a rare Emerald Matrix specimen of green Emeralds in a pegmatite matrix of black Biotite Mica, white Feldspar, clear quartz, and Black Tourmaline(Schorl). It is from the Crabtree Emerald Mine in Spruce Pine, Mitchell Co., North Carolina. These specimens are highly sought after by collectors and lapidary artists..

This piece weighs 15.5g and measures 29 x 26 x 13mm. 1 cm cube is shown for size reference