Paper of the year

22-11-2002

Senior researcher Agnete Steenfelt from GEUS has been awarded the Wardell Armstrong Prize 2000 for the best paper published in The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Transactions Section B, Applied Earth Science in 2000. The locations of many gold occurrences in South Greenland are examined in relation to regional geochemical distribution patterns as recorded by stream-sediment data. The spatial relationships are used to propose that coinciding anomalies for As, Sb, Au, Cs and Ss be used as a prospectivity criterion for epigenetic gold mineralization in the Ketilidian orogen. The geochemical data are further used in discussion of a multi-stage model for the mineralization.

Reference:
Steenfelt, A. 2000: Geochemical signatures of gold provinces in South Greenland. Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Section B, Applied Earth Science vol. 109, 14-22.

Seven other papers on exploration in Greenland: discoveries of the 1990s are published in the same volume of Transactions Section B, Applied Earth Science.