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Karrat Isfjord
Type of transport
Civil fixed-wing aircraft
Greenland, Mid-West

In 2015, a project is carried out in the region of Karrat (between latitudes 71.0 and 72.5 N, on the West coast of Greenland). The main aim is to throw light on the mineral resource potential of this region, 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 Researches in Greenland and GEUS, and is expected to include field work both in 2015 and 2016.

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