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Emerald deposits in Canada were only discovered as recently as 1998 by William Wengzynowski a prospecter for Expatriate Resources based in Vancouver, and later confirmed by analysis by the University of British Colombia; good gemological specimens and crystals of up to 4 cm in length have been found however at present their extraction is prohibitively complicated. However, the ensuing interest from the find has led to companies such as True North Gems Inc in 2003 to begin preliminary exploration. This company is also investigating areas in Ontario.

The concentrations are found in the Regal Ridgeat Finlayson Lake on the Goal Net Property in the Finlayson Lake District, high on an alpine ridge of the Pelly Mountain range in the southeastern portion of the Yukon Provence. This area is also known as the "Tsa de Glisza".


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