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Ruby from Emerald Hollow Mine, Hiddeninte, NC.

This is a ruby from the stream near the Emerald Hollow Mine in Hiddenite, NC.

Anne Helmenstine
If you saw this on the ground or in a stream, would you recognize it as a ruby or sapphire? The shape is a giveaway, plus it's a very heavy stone for its size. You can see that it is red if you turn it in bright light. It's easy to pass over a potentially valuable stone if you don't know what you're looking for. This ruby was given to me by a nice guy from Oklahoma... thank you!
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