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Department of Petrology and Economic Geology carries out geological, geophysical and geochemical  mapping in Greenland to understand the significance of geological environments for the formation of mineral occurrences. The department undertakes geological consultancy wherever science based knowledge and data is required.

Stefan Bernstein 

Stefan Bernstein
Head of Department
Tel.: 9133 3711

Secretary, Susanne Veng Christensen, e-mail: , tlf. 9133 3854​

Sekretary, Olena Pedersen, e-mail:, tlf. 9133 3853

Employees, Department of Petrology and Economic Geology

Economic geology is concerned with earth materials that can be used for industrial purposes. Through field work and laboratory investigations geologists study data with the aim of finding potential mineral deposits.
In order to understand the economic potential of the minerals in specific areas, it is important to determine the chronology, petrology and geochemical composition of rocks.
Geological and geophysical mapping is a fundamental source to understanding the evolution of the earth’s crust and provides knowledge about the processes that have led to the formation of natural mineral resources.
Analyses of raw material production and demand, all the way from the mine to the consumer, are included in assessments of whether there are enough resources for future users (shortage problems).


 Research Professor


Jochen Kolb
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Petrology and Economic Geology