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Ruby, United States — 52 minutes ago
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This webcam is currently assigned to FederalAviationAdministration. It was originally added on May 03, 2007 and has been viewed 24,456 times since then. The current picture above was taken 52 minutes ago, thereby the webcam seems to be currently active. So far, it was added to their personal favorites on webcams.travel by 2 people.

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mysticpass (5 years ago)
Webcam is at east end of the airport, looking northeast across the Yukon River and to the Kokrine Hills, foothills of the Brooks Range. In the early 1900's Ruby was overrun with gold seekers. Today, a couple gold mines remain active, about 30 miles south of the village.

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Ruby is a pink to blood red gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum (aluminium oxide). The common red color is caused mainly by the element chromium. Its name comes from "ruber", Latin for red. Other varieties of gem-quality corundum are called sapphires. It is considered one of the four precious stones, together with the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond. Improvements used include color alteration, improving transparency by dissolving rutile inclusions, healing of fractures (cracks) or even completely filling them. Prices of rubies are primarily determined by color (the brightest and best "red" called Pigeon Blood Red, command a huge premium over other rubies of similar quality). After color follows clarity: similar to diamonds, a clear stone will command a premium, but a ruby without any needle-like rutile inclusions will indicate the stone has been treated one way or another. Cut and carat (size) also determine the price. Ruby is also dark red and used in jewelery. Physical ... Read more about Ruby on Wikipedia

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