It's near the end for what was once touted as a possible emerald mine in the Yukon.

True North Gems has approval to take the remaining equipment and material from its Tsa Da Glisza property in southeastern Yukon.

Emeralds in the ground

Emeralds were first found at the site in 1998. (True North Gems)

Emeralds were first found at the site in 1998. True North Gems took over a 21 square kilometre claim in 2001. The company spent five years working at the site, wrapping up in 2006.

It recovered hundreds of thousands of gemstone and near-gemstone quality emeralds from about three thousand tonnes of ore.

The company will haul equipment out of the area, on an ice road, this winter.

True North Gems also holds claims in Nunavut, on its Beluga sapphire property between Iqaluit and Kimmirut. However, work has also come to a halt at that location.

The company says it is now concentrating on its ruby property in Greenland.