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 Post subject: Greenland's Ruby
PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:51 pm 
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:) this was interesting to me. wasn't aware ruby was found in greenland. there's a lot of history between the stone and "it's people," the native inuit greenlanders. i first read of the greenland ruby from pala's mineral and gemstone news today.

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Greenland Rubies

"Ruby and Pink Sapphire from Aappaluttoq, Greenland"
Status of on‐going research
Kamolwan Thirangoon
GIA Laboratory, Bangkok
http://howtobuyadiamond.gia.edu/researc ... -23-09.pdf

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believed to be Largest Ruby in Northwestern Hemisphere
302ct Greenland Ruby Carving
by world renowned Canadian Master Gemstone Carver: Thomas McPhee
It took Mr. McPhee 10 months to complete the carving.
http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/cgi/news/release?id=179956

The Battle of the Greenland Ruby article:
http://www.fairjewelry.org/archives/1960

"Free Greenland Ruby" homepage:
http://www.freegreenlandruby.com/

True North Gems:
http://www.truenorthgems.com/


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True North Gems has been at it for some time. I think I posted one of their news releases a few years back. As I understand it, they have yet to achieve commercial quantities of gem quality material.

P.S. Someone should tell whoever writes their copy that there's no such thing as a "northwestern hemisphere". ;)


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Greenland has al kinds of cool mins. and gems..suprising for a island mostly covered in ice..good post g-kid..very good reads

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The Cherokee Chief was 1070 and the Cherokee Princess was 686 cts. So not that large unless they mean really northern northwestern hemisphere. :D

Both from Cherokee Ruby and Sapphire Mine in Cowee Valley, NC. Sigh, but I cannot find a pic.


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gem-n00b wrote:
P.S. Someone should tell whoever writes their copy that there's no such thing as a "northwestern hemisphere". ;)


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Here is one of True North Gems, Greenland ruby crystals, that I cleaned. Before and after pics.
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I had fun,

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Tony, how did you get your hands on one of their specimens..I contacted them over a year ago trying to get one(emerald from canada)..very cool..thanks for sharing with us..awesome!!!

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:D hi tony and thank you for showing the greenland ruby specimen you have from true north gems!! 8) have you cut any of the ruby material from greenland?

wow, amguy, maybe you could try contacting true north gems again and see if they can spare an emerald??


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Nice going. I tried to get some material out of them previously and had no luck. You have the magic touch! :)


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Oh Oh, sorry guys,

Sadly I'm no hero, true North aren't parting with anything. This was simply a cleaning job that I did for them. I have known John and Nick for many years.

I did get to play with it and I have seen some of their other goodies so I guess a tiny bit of envy is Ok.

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Oh Oh, sorry guys,

Sadly I'm no hero, true North aren't parting with anything. This was simply a cleaning job that I did for them. I have known John and Nick for many years.

I did get to play with it and I have seen some of their other goodies so I guess a tiny bit of envy is Ok.

Tony.


:lol: tony!!


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greenland ruby is new for me.never heard before

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