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A Gem of a Guy

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In North America emeralds of gem-quality are found only in our state. Among emerald hunters James Hill, Jr., of Hiddenite, is one of the most successful. Though gem hunting has left him $200,000 in debt and possibly cost him two marriages, Hill is digging up emeralds that geologists say are among the finest in the world.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 67 Issue 3, Aug 1999, p23-26, il