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Gems In Them Thar Hills!
The "Reindeer Stone" was first discovered as a gemstone in 1957 at Tugtup Agtakôrfia, Greenland. To date it has only been found in two other locations - Mt. St. Hilaire in Canada and the Kola Peninsula in Russia, but only tugtupite from Greenland is richly colored and valued as a gemstone.
Many of the stones respond to warmth. When held firmly in a warm hand or exposed to sunlight, the rather pale red stone suddenly turns into a beautiful dark red gem.
An Inuit legend says that lovers can cause the stone to glow fiery red just from the heat of their romance, announcing the intensity of their love.
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