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

Lotte Melchior Larsen, Asger Ken Pedersen

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)38-43
    Number of pages6
    JournalRapport Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 1982

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    • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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