Follow-up on Ujarassiorit mineral hunt finds and outreach activities, South-East Greenland

Authors

  • Majken D. Poulsen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Nuuk Office, Kivioq 2, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland
  • Holger Paulick Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, Dk-1350, Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Diogo Rosa Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, Dk-1350, Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Vincent J. van Hinsberg Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, 3450 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7
  • Jonas Petersen Ministry of Mineral Resources, Postbox 930, Imaneq 1A, 201, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland
  • Lærke L. Thomsen Ministry of Mineral Resources, Postbox 930, Imaneq 1A, 201, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4496

Abstract

In connection with field work in South-East Greenland in 2014, we took the opportunity to examine the geology associated with potentially valuable mineral occurrences found by local rock collectors. The initial finds were made by local collectors as part of Ujarassiorit, which is an annual mineral hunt competition where anyone in Greenland can submit samples of rocks they have found in the countryside for closer examination by the Ministry of Mineral Resources (see www.ujarassiorit.gl). In the Tasiilaq region, Ujarassiorit resulted in finds of corundum, precious metal and base-metal mineral occurrences. Our intention was to locate the original sample sites with help from the local rock collectors, describe the geological context and assess the potential for mineral exploration. Further work will include laboratory analyses of rock samples and geological reporting.

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Published

2015-07-07

How to Cite

Poulsen, M. D., Paulick, H., Rosa, D., van Hinsberg, V. J., Petersen, J., & Thomsen, L. L. (2015). Follow-up on Ujarassiorit mineral hunt finds and outreach activities, South-East Greenland. GEUS Bulletin, 33, 53–56. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v33.4496

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