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Emeralds and Rubies, Muck and Luck

Hiddenite, NC is a tiny town with a sparkling history.  Back in the late 1800s, Thomas Edison hired a mineralogist named William Earl Hidden to look for platinum in the foot hills of Alexander County, NC.  Hidden found an intriguing green gemstone instead.  Named for Hidden, the gemstone was soon …

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