DF2014:Star ruby

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Star ruby
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Uses
Location

  • Found within ruby as individual tiles
Properties
Fire-safe Not magma-safe

Wikipedia article

This article is about the current version of DF.

Star rubies are extremely rare red gems found in clusters of rubies, which are themselves only found in clusters of bauxite - among the most valuable gems that can be found in Dwarf Fortress, on par with diamonds.

In real life[edit]

The "star" pattern that this mineral is known for is caused by rutile (Titanium dioxide: TiO2) crystals that have impregnated the host corundum crystal. Star rubies are only smoothed into cabochons, as cutting them with facets does not allow the star pattern to be seen.

Star ruby cabochon.