v0.34:Star ruby

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

Wikipedia article

This article is about an older version of DF.

Star ruby is an extremely rare and valuable red gem found in clusters of rubies, which are themselves only found in clusters of bauxite.

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.