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