Geological connection, Greenland Canada - International workshop


The Rinkian-Baffin connection between Palaeoproterozoic Greenland and Canada

International workshop at GEUS, Geocenter Copenhagen
23-25 January 2003

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Geocenter Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Contact person: Adam Garde, GEUS. Phone: +45 38 14 22 72, E-mail:


Thursday 23 January
Open session, Lauge Koch meeting room, GEUS, 3rd floor (3.sal) by staircase B
(access from the Department of Geological Mapping via GEUS reception)

9.25 A. A. Garde, GEUS: Welcome and introduction
9.30 Richard D. Wardle, Newfoundland Dept. Mines and Energy, Canada: The Paleoproterozoic evolution of Labrador and its Greenlandic connections.
10.10 Jeroen van Gool, GEUS: A short overview of Palaeoproterozoic orogeny in Greenland.
10.30 Trine Dahl-Jensen, GEUS: Variations in crustal thickness suggest two Proterozoic blocks in Central Greenland.
10.50 Thorkild Maack Rasmussen, GEUS: Aeromagnetic patterns in the Uummannaq region

11.10 Coffee break
11.30 Chris Pulvertaft, GEUS: Stratigraphy of the Karrat Group and tectonic imbrication in the Uummannaq segment of the Rinkian fold belt.
12.00 Adam A. Garde, GEUS: The southernmost Rinkian segment east of Disko Bugt and on Nuussuaq.

12.20 Lunch
13.20 John Grocott, Kingston University, U.K.: Structural evolution of the central Rinkian fold belt
13.50 Jim Connelly, University of Texas & Kristine Thrane, GEUS: New geochronology of igneous and detrital zircons to link the Rinkian and Nagssugtoqidian belts.
14.20 David Scott, Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada, Iqaluit, Nunavut:
An overview of the geology of central Baffin Island, Nuanvut, Canada: links to West Greenland?

15.00 Coffee break
15.15 Adam A. Garde, GEUS: Field observations of the Prøven Charnockite and its contact relations.
15.30 Agnete Steenfelt: Archaean and Palaeoproterozoic components in the Rinkian fold belt and Prøven charnockite - a geochemical approach.

Friday 24 January
Institute of Geography, Geocenter Copenhagen
Auditorium 1, Staircase E to 2nd floor (2.sal), then far end of department

13.15 David Scott, Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada, Iqaluit, Nunavut:
Nunavut, Canada's newest territory: opportunities for Inuit economic self-sufficiency.

David Scott has been studying the Precambrian shield of northeastern Canada for almost 20 years, leading field-based mapping expeditions and using radiometric dating methods in the laboratory in order to understand ancient mountain-building processes. In 1999, Dr. Scott was tasked with establishing the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office in Iqaluit, the capital of the recently formed territory of Nunavut. The role of this new geoscience organization is to accelerate the development of geoscience knowledge and to build local capacity in Nunavut. For the past 4 years, David has lived and worked in Nunavut, and the Geoscience Office has made considerable progress towards its goals.