Ruby, Sapphire, Corundum

Big sapphire, Old Pressley Sapphire Mine!
(Closed Location)

Large blue/gray/purple sapphire corundum collected at the Old Pressley Sapphire Mine located in Haywood County, North Carolina. This piece was collected in the 1960s by Rockhound Ken Kyte. The sapphire was on display in the Henderson County Mineral and Lapidary Museum for over 7 years.

Measures: 6 1/4” x 5 1/4” x 2 1/8” thick and weighs 3 lbs. 8 oz.

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$850 - SOLD


Ruby, India

Deep blood red ruby from India. Excellent color.

Measures: 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 1" thick.

$75 - free shipping in the continental USA

Item: INDIA 001

Rubies and Sapphires, Corundum Hill Mine
Franklin, North Carolina

Rubies and sapphires, rough and cut. Mined in the late 1970s by the last owner and miner to work the mine. This is a closed location and is now the site of numerous vacation homes.

Case Measures: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Sold as a set, will not break up.

$1,200 - SOLD


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Layaway plans available. If you see a specimen you really want but can't afford all at once, I will work with you on a monthly payment plan. The item will be marked "sale pending". Your specimen will be shipped once final payment is received.

Send check or money order to:

Richard Jacquot
P.O. Box 542
Leicester, N.C.

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