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Further relaxations regarding exploration obligations and licences in 2021

On 17 December 2020 the Government of Greenland approved a proposal, which includes three initiatives for all mineral exploration licences in Greenland. The first initiative outlines that the exploration expenses for all mineral exploration licences, regardless their age, will be reduced to DKK 0 in 2021. The second initiative outlines that unfulfilled exploration obligations are …

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Public consultation of EIA and SIA reports for Kuannersuit begins

On 17 December 2020 the Government of Greenland has approved to start the public consultation of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) for Greenland Minerals A/S’ rare earths project at Kuannersuit (Kvanefjeld). The public consultation begins on 18 December 2020 and ends 12 weeks later on 12 March 2021. The Government …

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Dundas Titanium A/S is granted an exploitation licence

On 11 December, the Government of Greenland approved Dundas Titanium A/S’ application for an exploitation licence for an area of 64 km2 located at Moriusaq, Northwest Greenland. Dundas Titanium A/S will have the right to exploit heavy minerals, including ilmenite and other titanium-bearing heavy minerals, from sand from onshore areas. The exploitation licence will be …

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Additional adjustments of the exploration obligations and a one-year extension of the licence period

On 27 August, the Government of Greenland approved a proposal for two initiatives: Postponement of the transferred outstanding annual exploration obligations for all mineral exploration licences by one year. Extension of the licence period for all mineral exploration licences by one year. The approval comes as the Mineral Resources Authority is monitoring the global COVID-19 …

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Greenland’s Mineral Sector Supplier Platform is now open for registration

The Ministry of Mineral Resources has published a digital platform gathering Greenlandic companies and businesses that provide services and supplies to the mineral sector in Greenland. The platform is now open for service providers to register. Registration is free and open to all businesses in Greenland with a CVR number. Access Greenland’s Mineral Sector Supplier …

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Dundas Titanium’s application for exploitation – SIA and EIA in public consultation

Dundas Titanium A/S has submitted an application for exploitation licence of an ilmenite deposit at Moriusaq, Northwest Greenland. In relation to this application, the Company has submitted a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) and an Environment Impact Assessment (EIA). Both of these documents are now sent for public consultation and can be accessed HERE. The public …

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New minister for the mineral resources area

On 29 May 2020, the governing political parties, Siumut and Nunatta Qitornai, went into coalition with Demokraatit (the Democrats), forming a new majority coalition Government of Greenland. This new coalition has led to restructuring of the government administration, and three new ministers in the Government from the Democrats. The mineral resources area now falls under …

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