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13739
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North Carolina, well known to be a mineralogical sample case and to produce an unparalleled assortment of minerals, has also produced one gem stone so rare that in the annals of mineralogy it has its own name. Rarer than North Carolina's Hiddenite, this species is represented by only a single specimen; this was the famous but now almost forgotten \"Gibsonville Emerald.\"
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 19 Issue 34, Jan 1952, p20, il
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24202
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Jamie Hill mines rocks and emeralds in Hiddenite, North Carolina. His mine produced the most expensive emerald found in North America and thousands more carats of gemstones.
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30635
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The western mountains of North Carolina feel like home to those searching for gemstones. Due to the substantial mineral deposits, North Carolina has been called "Nature's Mineral Sample Case," yielding 300 varieties of minerals. The state leads in the production of feldspar and most gem varieties are found due to feldspar mining.
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32612
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North Carolina is well-known and highly regarded as one of the important gem stone producing states. Precious gems, such as diamond, emerald, ruby, and sapphire, have been discovered throughout the state. The largest single emerald crystal ever found in North America came from the Rist Mine at Hiddenite in Alexander County.
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