Ruby in Fuchsite
Ruby in fuchsite
, or ruby fuchsite, is the natural combination of both ruby and fuchsite crystals in a single specimen. Ruby
is the red variety of corundum and fuchsite is the green-blue to emerald-green chromium-rich variety of muscovite, sometimes known as chrome mica. Ruby in fuchsite is sometimes confused with ruby in zoisite
, but zoisite and fuchsite are completely different and distinct minerals. Fuchsite is perhaps most famous for verdite, a popular trade name for a light to dark-green gemstone variety of fuchsite.