Gem discovery in Canada and a national treasure

I search for gems a lot through google, so every once in a while information about gemstones pops up in my news feed. I came across a great article about the discovery of cobalt blue spinel deposits on Baffin Island. Although spinels come in a variety of colours the intensity of these natural deposits are amazing (and incredibly rare), take a look:


 I wanted to include another image on this post so I googled gemstones of Canada and came across ammolite. 
Ammolite cabochons ready to set in pieces of jewellery
Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone. Ammolite is the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta and is considered a Canadian National Treasure. – Alexis

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