Kirk Makepeace’s mining career begins in the jade industry and starts the Jade West Group
China opens its ports to international trade, the first time BC jade enters China commercially.
National Geographic Magazine features Kirk Makepeace and BC Jade as the “Stone of Heaven”.
Kirk Makepeace discovers the Polar Jade™ mine and consolidates 3 of the major jade mines in BC.
2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, China uses nephrite jade for the Olympic medals, internationally recognizing nephrite jade as China’s native stone. It was also the first time a gemstone was incorporated into the medal design.
Green Mountain Jade was incorporated and joined forces with the Jade West Group.
Green Mountain Jade Inc branches into the retail market, expanding its involvement in the community and the industry.