True North Gems Inc.

True North Gems Inc.

January 09, 2008 12:51 ET

True North Gems Adds Grant Pearson, P. Eng. to Advisory Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 9, 2008) - True North Gems (TSX VENTURE:TGX) is pleased to announce the addition of Grant Pearson, P.Eng. to the Company's Advisory Board.

Over the past 15 years, and in his current position as Engineering Manager with Nuna Logistics Ltd., Mr. Pearson has established an excellent reputation as mine operator. Most notably, Mr. Pearson served as Project Manager for Nuna's contract operation of the Misery Pit, BHP Billiton's 5 million tonne, open pit diamond mine, a satellite operation to BHP's Ekati diamond mine in Canada's Northwest Territory. In addition to the Misery Operation, Mr. Pearson has advanced his career through operational experience with North American Metal's Golden Bear and BHP's Island Copper mines.

Mr. Pearson is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories and holds degrees from the Montana School of Mines and the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

"Mr. Pearson's knowledge and experience in the development and operation of Arctic gemstone mines is a rare commodity in the mining industry and represents a significant asset for True North as the Company moves into a critical and challenging phase in its development" said Andrew Lee Smith, True North's Chairman and CEO. "True North's management is delighted that Mr. Pearson has agreed to join the company as an advisor."

Additional information on Greenland rubies, technical reports and other public documents are available at or, at the company's website,

True North Gems Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is engaged in the exploration and development of North American coloured gemstone prospects. The Company is a pioneer in coloured gemstone exploration and owns 100% interest in the Yukon-based Tsa da Glisza emerald property and the Baffin sapphire property located on Baffin Island and the rights to earn 100% interest in the Fiskenaesset ruby and pink sapphire property in Greenland.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the release. The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

Contact Information

  • True North Gems Inc.
    Andrew Lee Smith
    Chairman and CEO
    (604) 687-8055 or 1-800-399-8055
    True North Gems Inc.
    Ken Shortt
    Investor Relations
    (604) 687-8055 or 1-800-399-8055