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Ruby Fever

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Deemed by the United States Geological Survey as the most notable location in the United States where rubies have been commercially mined, North Carolina is a rich source for rock hounds as well as the American Prospecting and Mining Company for gem extraction. Found in Clay, Mitchell, Buncombe, Haywood, and Macon Counties, rubies found in North Carolina are in general, of the pigeon-blood variety, equal in color and brilliance to that of the Burma ruby.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 34 Issue 3, July 1966, p14