I was wondering what type of stone this is. I tested it on Mohs hardness scale. It scratched quartz. I found it at Crystal Cave in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. They were selling bags of gems you could sift through, boasting they could have gems in them including emerald, ruby, and garnet. It doesn't break when I try to break it with my fingernail. Its a reflective stone. Lustrous. Smooth. It doesn't have a taste.
I think it's garnet or ruby, not quite sure.