Sediment-hosted copper in Greenland

Bo Møller Stensgaard, Lars Lund Sørensen, Jane Holst, Diogo 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
Udgave nummer33
StatusUdgivet - 31 jan. 2020


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