Visitors to the Vaux and Bement collections cannot have failed to notice the many fine ruby corundum crystals labeled Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina. Their source, the Cullasaja mine, was perhaps the most celebrated American corundum locality. This mine is to be numbered among those whose productiveness is of the past; inspiring the lament, that while new mineral localities are being discovered to take the place of the old ones, they are in such lands as Greenland or Africa—beyond the peregrinations of most mineralogists.

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