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By Rose Ragsdale
Mining News Contributing Writer 

True North Gems hunts jewels in the Arctic

Pioneering Vancouver-based mining company explores emerald, sapphire and ruby prospects across Canada and Greenland


Last updated 8/28/2005 at Noon

In the far north, one Canadian firm is trying to do for sapphires, emeralds and rubies what explorers did for diamonds in the 1990s.

True North Gems, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based mining company formed in 2001, is pursuing three advanced exploration projects for precious gemstones, two in Canada and a third in nearby Greenland.

"True North's efforts are a direct spinoff of Canada's succ...

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