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Progress on two rare earth projects in South Greenland

The dialogue between the Mineral Resources Authority and Tanbreez Mining Greenland A/S and Greenland Minerals A/S finally seems to be moving one step further. “I am pleased that there is progress on the two rare earth projects in South Greenland. Both projects have great potential. It is important to recognise and address the increased interest …

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COVID-19 update

We would like to notify the public and our other stakeholders that due to the Covid-19 outbreak Greenland’s capital, Nuuk, is closed down from 18 March for at least 3 weeks (see the Epidemic Committee’s press release (Danish and Greenlandic only) at https://naalakkersuisut.gl/da/Naalakkersuisut/Nyheder/2020/03/190320-Nye-tiltag-mod-spredning-af-COVID_19-i-Nuuk). Several other restrictions are put in place, including travel restrictions affecting all …

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New Mineral Strategy Published – Greenland’s Mineral Strategy 2020 – 2024

The Government of Greenland has approved Greenland’s Mineral Strategy 2020 – 2024, which contains five priority areas. The overall objective of these priority areas is to strengthen the mineral resources sector by improving the conditions of licensees (mining companies) while at the same time maximising Greenland’s benefits from the new initiatives in terms of new …

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Diamond package published

The Department of Geology within the Mineral Resources Authority is pleased to announce the publication and release of a Greenland diamond exploration package. Greenland has seen significant diamond exploration, but remains heavily underexplored. The last diamond data package for Greenland was produced in 2004. However, considerable exploration has since been undertaken, generating abundant new exploration …

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Airborne hyperspectral survey and mineral mapping in South Greenland

ASL Environmental Sciences (ASL) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has, following a tender process, entered into a contract with the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Government of Greenland. Under this contract ASL will process and analyze a large amount of airborne hyperspectral data in order to produce mineral maps for the Gardar Province in south Greenland. …

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Winners of the Mineral Hunt, Ujarassiorit 2019

The first prize of Ujarassiorit 2019, 55,000 Danish kroner (tax-free), goes to Louise Therkildsen from Ikerasak, south of Uummannaq. The winning rock sample is a sulphide-bearing hydro-thermal vein in a volcanic rock from the Angineq island, 10 km southeast of the Svarthenhuk Peninsula. The in-situ sample contains 0.1 g/t gold, 389 g/t arsenic, 10 g/t thallium, …

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New website

We are proud to present the Greenland Minerals Authority’s new website. The website aims to give an overview of all aspects of the exploration and mining in Greenland, including applications and operations. Applications forms are also available as online forms for convenient submission. The website is still under construction, so please bear with us during …

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Restructuring of socioeconomic affairs

Restructuring of socioeconomic affairs On 24 May 2019, Premier Kim Kielsen announced a restructuring of the mineral resource administration. The Ministry of Mineral Resources and Labour will now handle all socioeconomic aspects of mining. This includes approval of the Social Impact Assessment and negotiation of the Impact Benefit Agreement. Both are mandatory before a mining …

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