Thanks Margaret! Since someone said Lapidary Journal did a story on
another find several years ago, and this one was just found on Dec.
9th, it is obviously a new find, not the same one. The story says it
is 1,861 carats! I wish I could have gotten up to see it today!
As a child I found a lovely emerald crystal in the NC mountains.
Unfortunately when we moved it vanished, and has never reappeared
Now that I am creating jewelry I would love to have it to mount! I
do have a necklace made with a large quartz crystal I found as a
child - something I will cherish always.
DD found several very nice small rubies and sapphires a few years
ago, and they are in a pendant that she will always be able to wear.
Take your kids rock hunting! It is a wonderful family hobby!
Again, thanks Margaret!
Beth in SC - I've left Margaret's link below in case anyone missed
it and is interested