Exploration history

Peter W.U. Appel

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The exploration activity of Greenland seems to be reverse proportional with the distance from available infrastructure. In Citronen fjord in Northeast Greenland more than 1000 km from nearest settlement, where no ships ever have been able to go through the ice millions of dollars have been spent in exploration. In the Nuuk region which is accessible by ship 12 months per year and is close to the best infrastructure in Greenland the exploration activities have been very limited. It is not because the geology of the Nuuk region is not favourable; the region has several generations of greenstone belts, regional sized shear zones and numerous gold, base metal and tungsten showings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreliminary evaluation of the economic potential of the greenstone belts in the Nuuk area
Subtitle of host publicationGeneral geology and evaluation of compiled geophysical, geochemical and ore geological data
EditorsPeter W.U. Appel, Adam A. Garde, Mette S. Jørgensen, Else Moberg, Thorkild M. Rasmussen, Frands Schjøth, Agnete Steenfelt
PublisherDe Nationale Geologiske Undersøgelser for Danmark og Grønland
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

SeriesDanmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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