True North Gems Inc.
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True North Gems Inc.

September 19, 2007 08:30 ET

True North Gems Encouraged by Multiple Ruby and Pink Sapphire Intersections in Greenland Drilling

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2007) - True North Gems (TSX VENTURE:TGX) is pleased to announce that it has intersected visible ruby and pink sapphire mineralization in 12 of 25 holes drilled and logged to date as part of the ongoing 5,000 metre drill program on the Company's 110 km2 Fiskenaesset Ruby Project, located on the southwest coast of Greenland.

At the Aappaluttoq occurrence, the distinct alteration zone that contains significant concentrations of ruby and pink sapphire ("Host Zone") was intersected in all twenty-five holes. Drilling tested an area of the Host Zone over a 60 metre strike length and to a vertical depth of 144 metres below surface. The Host Zone remains open to the north and south along strike and is open to depth.

Ruby and pink sapphire, identified in preliminary core logging, occurred within the Host Zone at intervals that varied from less than 1 to 12 metres in thickness and at down hole depths from 2.1 metres to 166.3 metres. Individual crystals, visible in core logging, ranged in size from less than 1 mm to 10 mm in size and comprised from less than 0.5 percent to 5 percent of ruby and pink sapphire by rock volume within these intervals.

As noted below, multiple intervals with ruby and pink sapphire were documented in six drill holes (DDH GL-07-07, GL-07-11, GL-07-12, GL-07-13, GL-07-17 and GL-07-18).



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Depth Depth of intervals with visible ruby
Drill Hole Azimuth Dip (m) (m)
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GL-07-10 135 -45 58.5 6.0-6.3
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GL-07-11 135 -60 77.7 6.5-7.2, 20.6-20.7
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GL-07-12 135 -75 101.4 9.6-11.3, 18.1-20.4
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GL-07-13 135 -45 50.3 2.7-5.3, 12.4-12.6
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GL-07-14 135 -60 56.3 3.2-3.8
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GL-07-15 135 -75 80.8 2.1-4.4
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GL-07-17 127 -75 79.3 30.2-33.9, 42.5-45.2
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GL-07-18 127 -60 187.5 30.3-32.1, 118.0-119.0, 153.9-157.4,
163.1-166.3
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GL-07-19 127 -45 50.3 20.7-23.1
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GL-07-20 127 -75 221.9 30.8-32.9
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GL-07-21 127 -45 106.7 100.4-100.6
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"True North is very encouraged by these initial drilling results and considers the results to be very significant to the future of the Fiskenaesset Ruby Project," said Greg Davison, True North Gems VP Exploration. "The lateral continuity and depth of ruby and pink sapphire mineralization within a structurally complex geological terrane is very encouraging, particularly with one of the thicker intervals, containing the highest content of ruby and pink sapphire, observed in the deepest drill intersection."

All of the holes were collared within altered ultramafic and drilled southeast toward the hangingwall anorthosite gneiss. Ruby and pink sapphire occur within a tightly folded series of distinct zones of phlogopite and pargasite-enriched alteration, referred to as the Host Zone, which is coincident with the geological contact between the ultramafic and anorthosite.

The holes were drilled in a northeasterly series of fences with a nominal 12.5 metre spacing targeting three to five pierce points per section through the projected Host Zone based on the results of detailed geological and structural mapping. A total of 2,313.5 metres were drilled with the depth of individual holes ranging from 50.3 metres to 221.9 metres.

Geological logging and photography of the core is in progress at the Aappaluttoq site and additional drill results will be provided as available.

Processing of selected drill core intervals for recovery of ruby and pink sapphire, gemstone classification and rough grade determination will be initiated at independent laboratory facilities in the fourth quarter of 2007.

The 2007 exploration program was implemented with the objective of delivering a Preliminary Assessment on Aappaluttoq, the most promising ruby occurrence identified to date. Bulk sampling and detailed drilling, the two key program components, are underway in parallel at Aappaluttoq. The majority of the 5,000 metre drilling program is focused around Aappaluttoq with a minimum of eight sections of five holes each to document grade and continuity of the ruby mineralization. Exploration drilling of other ruby targets identified along the 2.6 kilometre strike on the Ruby Island Line is planned during September 2007.

The planning and execution of the ruby exploration and quality control programs at the Fiskenaesset Ruby Project are under the supervision of Greg Davison, True North Gems' VP Exploration. Mr. Davison is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Wardrop Engineering, an internationally recognized engineering firm, has been engaged as Independent Qualified Person and will provide site due diligence, project oversight and quality assurance, and the preparation of the Preliminary Assessment of the Aappaluttoq ruby occurrence.

Additional information and public documents about True North Gems and the Fiskenaesset Ruby Project, including images and video of drill core and exploration activity at Aappaluttoq, can be viewed at the Company's website www.truenorthgems.com or at www.sedar.com.

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

The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements. Certain technical information contained within this press release is 43-101 non-compliant by virtue of the fact that National Instrument 43-101which governs public disclosure of technical information for mineral exploration properties in Canada is silent with respect to the exploration and technical disclosure of gemstone properties. The company employees high standards for the collection of geological information and exploration data, employees industry recognized professionals as qualified persons to provide oversight and management of the exploration programs and is committed to the implementation of QAQC protocols to monitor the integrity of the technical information.

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    or
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    Ken Shortt
    Investor Relations
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