Sediment-hosted copper in Greenland

B.M. Steensgaard, Lars Lund Sørensen, J. Holst, D Rosa, Stefan Bernstein

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With the growing world population and with the ongoing energy transition, copper is expected to strengthen its importance as a key commodity. The mineral potential of Greenland is underexplored. However, this edition of Geology and Ore illustrates that Greenland could hold a good potential for undiscovered Cu deposits.
The large sedimentary successions in Greenland are particularly favourable for sediment-hosted copper occurrences. Occurrences related to the Reduced-facies (Kupferschiefer) Cu, Redbed Cu, Revett Cu and Volcanic Redbed Cu types have all been discovered in Greenland. While most of the tracts holding potential for hosting sediment-hosted occurrences have only seen limited investigation, the Jameson Land Permian and Triassic formations have attracted significant exploration efforts over the last 15 years.
Antal sider12
TidsskriftGeology and Ore
StatusUdgivet - 2019


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