GREENLAND – Vancouver-based True North Gems started construction of the Aappaluttoq ruby mine 150 km south of Nuuk in September 2014, despite the early cold. The pre-fabricated mine camp is on its way from Nuuk and foundation work for the first buildings is underway.
Work is moving forward quickly. The primary jaw crusher is on site, and crews have begun aggregate production for roadways and making concrete. The access route from the camp to the inner port is nearing completion, and the helipad is being prepared. Blasting and installation of the water line, sewer, electric cables and foundation work at the camp have begun. Construction of the pier foundation is complete so that work on the outer port can continue.
The globally ruby market is estimated to be US$2.1 billion, and True North intends to be a major producer of rubies and pink sapphires. The Aappaluttoq mine will be the world’s first ethically sourced commercial ruby mining operation.
Learn more by reading the corporate presentation at TrueNorthGems.com.