Investigation of corundum occurrences in the Nattivit area, South-East Greenland. SEGMENT 2015 Field report

Majken D. Poulsen, Nynke Keulen, Helene Heide-Jørgensen

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This report describes the field observations and data collected in 2015 for the South-East Greenland Mineral Endowment Task (SEGMENT) project in the Nattivit area. The SEGMENT project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Government of Greenland (MMR) and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) on the evaluation of the geological potential of South-East Greenland. The report covers the period from 24th of July to the 9th of August. The team (SEGMENT team 2) consisted of the following three persons:

Nynke Keulen (NTK), GEUS
Majken Djurhuus Poulsen (MADP), GEUS
Helene Heide-Jørgensen (HEHJ), MMR

The fieldwork area is located West of Tasiilaq in South-East Greenland in the area between Isortoq and Kap Tycho Brahe (Figure 1). Camp 1 was close to Aqqaajaq and camp 2 was placed at the head of Tasiilaalik fjord. The aim of the field work was to collect more information on the ruby and corundum occurrences that were described after the 2014 field work (Van Hinsberg & Poulsen, in press) and field work for the Ph.D. Project for MADP with supervision by NTK. HEHJ was participating for MMR’s work on corundum occurrences in Greenland. The visited area contains the Ujarassiorit locality, where Vittus Sakæussen collected a prize-winning ruby sample in 2009. This locality will informally be referred to as “Vittus Ruby Island”.

Structural measurements of planes are recorded as dip direction/dip. All measurements have been corrected for magnetic inclination for the area in South-East Greenland
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
Number of pages76
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameDanmarks og Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse Rapport


  • Greenland

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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