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Architecture and mineral potential of the Karrat Basin

General

Project start
14.07.2016
Project end
25.08.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Surveillance
Project topic
Geology

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 71.358477720003, -54.987740478516

Fieldwork start
14.07.2016
Fieldwork end
25.08.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

Following up on the results from 2015, in 2016 field work will be carried out in the region of Karrat (between latitudes 71 and 75 N, on the West coast of Greenland). The main aim is to advance the understanding of the architecture of the Paleoproterozoic Karrat Basin and assess its mineral resource potential, namely its sedimentary-exhalative zinc-lead potential. The work will include extensive detailed geological studies in order to unravel the region’s stratigraphy, structure  and geological development. Samples will be collected for ore geological, geochemical, mineralogical and petrological studies and for age determinations. A number of geochemical anomalies that may be related to mineralisation will be investigated. The daily work will be carried out by helicopter and inflatable boats, operating out of a ship used as basecamp. The project is funded by the Ministry of Mineral Research of Greenland and GEUS.

Tasks: flying for 3D photogeology, stratigraphic and structural investigations, geochronology (on ore, igneous and detrital minerals), and economic geology studies.

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