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 Post subject: Greenland ruby
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:12 pm 
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Hi,
Read some papers on new ruby mine in Greenland. First rubis were for sale a few months ago I saw. Would you guys have views on gem quality from there., I am hearing their rubies are usually very fractured so only small rubies are of gem quality ....


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 Post subject: Re: Greenland ruby
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:35 pm 
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That is correct. Not too different from any other localities. Some specimens are impressive and most others are not.
Ruby from that area would certainly be a collectible curiosity.

Vincent Pardieu has an educational video on the Greenland rubies.
Have you seen it?



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 Post subject: Re: Greenland ruby
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:26 pm 
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Thanks Barbra! Wondering what the mining business case would be in such an hostile environment and high labour cost country..


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 Post subject: Re: Greenland ruby
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I suspect it would involve a lot of governmental support.
Similar to Alrosa's success in Russia.


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