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True North Gems commences mining at the Aappaluttoq ruby and pink sapphire deposit

31 march 2016
True North Gems Inc. reported it has started mining operations at the Aappaluttoq Ruby and Pink Sapphire deposit located in Greenland.
LNS Greenland, a joint venture partner in the Aappaluttoq Mine, has been contracted as the mine operator. The process and gemstone recovery system is currently being shipped to Greenland and the planned Q4 2015 - Q1 2016 extraction will create a sufficient ore stockpile to feed the plant once it has been commissioned.
"On behalf of True North Gems Inc., True North Gems Greenland A/S and all our working partners it is my great pleasure to announce that we have broken ground at Aappaluttoq," stated Nicholas Houghton, President and CEO of the Company. "During a very tough period for the mining industry with many financial challenges, it is deeply gratifying to see everyone's hard work materialize and for True North's shareholders to see mining start."
"This is a historic day for the revived mining industry in Greenland," stated Bent Olsvig Jensen, Managing Director of True North Gems Greenland A/S. "We now look forward to fully commissioning the newest mine in Greenland, which will be one of the most advanced coloured gemstone mines in the world."

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow