Central west Greenland is prospective for a range of commodities including zinc, gold, and rare earth elements and is know for the Maamoriilik – Black Angel – zind lead deposit, which was mined last century and remains a prospective target for near-mine exploration. However, geological maps of the region are outdated and new mapping is seen as a driver for a modern understanding of the geology to generate new exploration investment. The project was initiated in 2015 and three field seasons have been completed. The work has established a new understanding of the timing an nature of sedimentation and metamorphism, with implications for understanding prospectivity for zinc and gold in particular.
The project is a collaboration between the MMR and GEUS. Field work has been completed and six new 1:100,000 scale geological maps and an accompanying explanatory notes will be publically released in 2019 and 2020.
Published reports and data:
Academic paper on geochronology of the Karrat Group: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301926817302796
Digital data package will be available from (www.greenmin.gl) (uploaded soon) and 2015 and 2016 field season reports 2015 & 2016