The Beluga Sapphire property is located on southeastern Baffin Island, Nunavut, near the town of Kimmirut. The property consists of four mineral leases and six mineral claims covering approximately 16.4 square kilometres. The property is 100% owned by True North Gems.
Sapphire was discovered on the property in 2002 by a local prospector. Subsequent exploration showed that blue, yellow and white sapphires, all varieties of the mineral corundum, are found on the property. Sapphire crystals up to 20 cm in length have been found. More than fifteen individual locations have been mapped over a 4.5 kilometre distance.
The sapphires occur in calc-silicate lenses which show widespread metasomatic replacement in outcrop, surface trenches, and drill core. The mineral scapolite has been found in close association with sapphire. Individual pods of scapolite are highly fluorescent, and can be located and mapped at night using an ultraviolet light.
This project remains an active exploration project for the Company; management are currently reviewing old exploration data while the Aappaluttoq Mine in Greenland is developed. The Company anticipate exploration to be re-initiated once the Company reach positive cashflow.