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Posted by zach long  
zach long September 12, 2017 03:06AM
Hey all, So I am new here. I don't know hardly anything, i just recently rekindled an interest in rocks and minerals. I went to the mineral show here in Denver over the weekend and bought a few things. Just want to know if you all think I got ripped off with a few fakes. Thanks a lot!

The ruby says it came from the Mundarara Mine in Longido Tanzania. I know the granite so called K2 has been discussed here before, but thought I would post anyway

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/12/2017 03:10AM by zach long.
Steve Hardinger September 12, 2017 05:38AM
Both real.
Peter Nancarrow September 12, 2017 11:05AM
The ruby specimens are typical Longido material, occuring in a rock called "anyolite" which is named from the Maasai word for green.

The green mineral forming most of the matrix is chromian zoisite.

Pete N.

See also: Photos of specimens from Mundarara, Tanzania

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/12/2017 11:08AM by Peter Nancarrow.
Ed Clopton September 12, 2017 05:56PM
Zach, welcome to Mindat!

For clarity, when asking whether something is genuine, it helps to ask "genuine what"; otherwise it's hard to say what it is or isn't. "Yes, it's real pyrite, but no, it's not real gold."
Paul Brandes September 12, 2017 07:40PM
Welcome to Mindat, Zach!

Both specimens appear to be genuine, so no, you didn't get ripped off in that respect.
Now, depending on what you paid for them, could be another story......
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