True North Gems Inc.

True North Gems Inc.

August 01, 2006 09:15 ET

True North Gems Extends Greenland Ruby Discovery

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 1, 2006) - True North Gems (TSX VENTURE:TGX) is pleased to announce that geological surveying in the area of the Aappaluttoq discovery of 2005 has resulted in the discovery five additional ruby occurrences hosted along trend. The Aappaluttoq mapping and geologic evaluation are being conducted as part of the 2006 ruby exploration program on the Company's 110 km2 property located near the village of Fiskenaesset, on the west coast of Greenland.

The discovery of Aappaluttoq occurrence in 2005 was a significant result from the 2005 exploration program and the occurrence has been designated as a primary target for detailed geological mapping and bulk sampling in 2006.

Reconnaissance of the central Tassiussarssuaq line to the northeast from Aappaluttoq towards Ruby Island has so far resulted in the confirmation of five (5) significant ruby occurrences over a combined strike length of 2600 meters. Mineralization is present on both the hanging wall and the foot wall of the layered anorthosite horizon.

The most important location discovered thus far this year is named Mikisoq ("Beautiful Child"). Mikitsoq displays the valuable corundum:kyanite:dolomite assemblage first recognized at Aappaluttoq. Gemstone mineralization occurs over widths of 1.5 m and is exposed intermittently in outcrop for 140 metres. This zone of ruby mineralization remains open in all directions.

In 2005, True North Gems recovered 244 grams (1,220 carats) of coarse gem-grade material and 533 grams (2,665 carats) of total gem from 100 kilograms of talus extracted from the Aappaluttoq discovery (see press release date 09/15/05).

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

The planning and execution of the ruby exploration and quality control programs at the Greenland ruby project are under the supervision of William Rohtert, True North's chief operating officer. Mr. Rohtert is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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 rights to earn 100% interest in the Baffin sapphire property located on Baffin Island and the Fiskenaesset ruby and pink sapphire property in Greenland.

The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the release.

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