Ujarassiorit – the national mineral hunt for amateur geologists residing in Greenland – has started up. Ujarassiorit has existed since year 1989 and has run every summer.
A total of DKK 120,000 tax free prizes are awarded, of which the first prize is DKK 55,000. Ujarassiorit is administered and financed by the The Ministry of Mineral Resources. The following companies and funds contribute to prizes to the winners:
The Bank of Greenland’s Industrial Fund has contributed with DKK 40,000 to the total prize amount.
On the webpage www.ujarassiorit.gl the mineral hunters can find relevant information about how to participate in Ujarassiorit. One can also download folders and publications which may be of help in the mineral hunt. An example of this is the booklet, ”Mineral-guide – Prospektering for amatører”, which is available free of charge at every post office. At the post office cardboard boxes are available and there is a delivery note which the mineral hunter must fill out with name, address etc. There is also a map on which the finding place should be marked. Postage is free of charge. The sample must be received before October 1st, 2020 to participate in this year’s mineral hunt. Samples that are received later than the deadline will participate in the next campaign year.
Only amateur geologists with a permanent address in Greenland can participate. Only samples from Greenland can be submitted and only samples with an exact description of finding place will qualify for a prize. Each cardboard box should contain only one rock sample the size of a fist and the sample should preferable not be a loose rock. Submitted samples will not be returned.
For information regarding Ujarassiorit and geology please contact the Coordinator of Ujarassiorit-programme, Debora H. Kleist, geologist, via phone +299 34 68 18 or e-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]