South East Greenland Au potential

South East Greenland is one of the most prospective areas for gold in Greenland. There are several orogenic gold prospects in the area, such as Kangerluluk, Sorte Nunatak, Jokum’s Shear (Danell Fjord), and Kutseq. Grab samples yielded up to 120 g/t Au.

Mesoarchean partial melting of mafic crust and tonalite production during high-T–low-P stagnant tectonism, Akia Terrane, West Greenland

The study uses U–Pb zircon geochronology, whole-rock geochemistry and phase equilibrium and trace element modelling to evaluate the timing and duration of high-temperature metamorphism and investigate the implications for the source of Mesoarchean tonalite magmatism in the Akia Terrane of West Greenland. The study was part of the Department of Geology, Government of Greenland’s mapping project in the Maniitsoq region, West Greenland.

Apatite and titanite from the Karrat Group, Greenland; implications for charting the thermal evolution of crust from the U-Pb geochronology of common Pb bearing phases

Open access scientific paper published in Precambrian Research investigating the thermal evolution of crust using apatite and titanite from the Karrat Group, West Greenland. This study forms part of a project co-financed by the Department of Geology within the Government of Greenland, and the Geological Survey and Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

Assessing the mechanisms of common Pb incorporation into titanite

Open access scientific paper published in Chemical Geology investigating the spatial and compositional distribution of trace elements (including Pb) in metamorphic titanites from a Greenland amphibolite.  The study was co-financed by the Department of Geology within the Government of Greenland, and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).

Apatite: a U-Pb thermochronometer or geochronometer?

Open access scientific paper published in Lithos presenting a case study of two apatite samples from the Akia Terrane in Greenland to investigate the post magmatic history of the region. Co-authoring the paper, the Department of Geology within the Government of Greenland also supported the field and analytical work in the Maniitsoq region, Southwest Greenland.

Corundum formation by metasomatic reactions in Archean metapelite, SW Greenland: Exploration vectors for ruby deposits within high-grade greenstone belts

Open access research publication in Geoscience Frontiers investigating corundum formation in Archean metapelites from Southwest Greenland. The Department of Geology within the Government of Greenland supported the field and analytical work in the Maniitsoq region, Southwest Greenland, where the main samples of this study were collected.