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SAPPHIRE DISCOVERY

BLUE JAY CLAIM INSPIRES ADVENTURE

In April of this year, the discovery of a sapphire unlike anything similar was made near Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. I arrived soon aft er the discovery to meet withthe well-known young Canadian prospector responsible for the find, Herb Hyder. During my three-day visit, not only did I have the opportunity to learn about the infamous prospector’s past, but I also had the chance to mine alongside him.

The stunning view from high up on the Blue Jay claim.
In order to reach the main deposit and begin hard rock mining, prospector and miner Herb Hyder removes all the overburden.
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