Ammolite names as Alberta's official gemstone

Alberta has made it official, Ammolite is now being recognized as the official gemstone of Alberta.

Minister of Culture and Status of Women, Ron Orr said that the new provincial emblem has played an important part in Alberta's History, " Ammolite is an important part of our heritage and economy.

"Recognizing ammolite as Alberta’s official gemstone reflects the unique nature of the stone and of our province, and helps to fulfil recommendation 25 of the Fair Deal Panel," Orr stated.