Mineral Specimens from Aappaluttoq | Greenland Ruby

The ruby specimens from Greenland Ruby were formed nearly 3 billion years ago during a metasomatic process within the Fiskenaesset 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 sapphirine 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°19’10”W.

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 license 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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