Greenland Ruby Mining
Legend has it that when Erik the Red was banished from Iceland for his crimes, he sailed northwest until he reached another ice-bound land. He named his new home “Greenland” and settled there with his family. Some say he got his name for his blazing hair, others say it was for his hot temper. What would he have thought if he knew there were crimson-red gems buried under all that snow and ice? Mining of the Aappaluttoq ruby deposit began in 2015. Join us for a video overview showing some of the challenges of mining in remote areas.
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