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Geology and mineral resources

FeltarbejdeSEG2010
Geologists studying structures in basaltic pillow lavas, which flowed on the seabed ca. 2.9 billion years ago. Frederikshåb Isblink, South-West Greenland.
Mineral raw materials, which are everything from sand and gravel to copper, zinc and diamonds are formed by geological processes, and different raw materials are associated with specific geological environments. Greenland’s geology spans over the entire history of the Earth and contains several known mineral deposits.
The department conducts geological and geophysical mapping in Greenland and research into geological environments and their importance for the development of mineral deposits.
 
The geological mapping of Greenland started more than 100 years ago and continues today. The mapping is important for the understanding of the geologic history and the presence of mineral resources.
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Geology and mineral resources