Pegmatites and their potential for mineral exploitation in Greenland

K. Secher, A. Steenfelt, A.A. Garde

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Pegmatites are important suppliers of many commodities world wide. In Greenland pegmatites are well-known, but their economic potential has only been explored at a few localities. This review provides an overview of the genesis and general economic potential of pegmatite occurrences in Greenland. Field observations, archive information as well as maps of stream sediment samples that are enriched in elements characteristic of pegmatites are the base for the presentation. The prospective areas for pegmatite-hosted mineral occurrences in Greenland are outlined, and examples of prominent pegmatite minerals are demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalGeology & Ore
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2008


  • Greenland

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 4: Mineral Resources


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