The unique specimens from the "Small Size Specimens" subcategory were mined during summer 2021 at Aappaluttoq Ruby Mine in South-West Greenland. The minerals in these specimens are sadly usually slightly damaged as result of the mining process that took place. Nevertheless, we believe that they were attractive enough to be saved from the process that could have turn these rubies/pink sapphires into beads, cabochon or faceted stones to be used in jewelry.
You will find three photos of each specimen: One with natural daylight, one with incandescent light and finally one with short wave fluorescent light.
- Piece size (Length, Width, Height in mm)
- Mine block 208-8
The ruby specimens from Greenland Ruby were formed nearly 3 billion years ago during a metasimatic process within the Fiskenæsset anorthosite complex in the southwest of Greenland. The deposit is believed to be the oldest on earth. Rubies are the red variety of the mineral corundum, and in this location, are associated with amphiboles, mica and feldspar, as well as rarer minerals such as sapphire and cordierite. The deposit was recorded during the 1960's by GEUS, the Danish Geological Survey, and mining operations officially started in 2017 under Greenland Ruby, at a location named Aappaluttoq (meaning red in Greenlandic) located at 63°00'40*N 50°19'10W.
Greenland Ruby mineral specimens have been carefully selected and identified by our geologists and are kept intact for collectors to study and enjoy. Each crystal specimen is registered individually in the company's sophisticated database and comes with a Passport of Authenticity.
The licence to mine these icy treasures was issued by the Government of Greenland, a stable and autonomous authority supporting mineral and mining development in the country. Greenland Ruby is a member of the RJC (Responsible Jewelry Council).
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