A minor carbonatite occurrence in southern West Greenland: the Tupertalik intrusion

Lotte Melchior Larsen, Asger Ken Pedersen

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    Abstrakt

    In addition to the two large carbonatite complexes of Cambrian age occurring in southern West Greenland, the Sarfartôq and Qaqarssuk complexes (Secher & Larsen, 1980; Gothenborg & Pedersen, 1975) a third small intrusion of carbonatite was found in 1971 during regional prospecting by Kryolitselskabet Øresund A/S. This intrusion is situated approximately 50 km east of the town Sukkertoppen, only 11 km north-north-west of the Qaqarssuk complex of which it may be regarded as a satellite (fig. 13). The outcrop measures only 500 m by 200 m. It is situated on a gently south-east sloping, relatively vegegation covered hillside in a depression between 800 m and 1000 m high mountains, the most prominent of which is Tupertalik ('the place with a tent') after which the intrusion is named.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)38-43
    Antal sider6
    TidsskriftRapport Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse
    Vol/bind110
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 31 dec. 1982

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    • Programområde 4: Mineralske råstoffer

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