Mineral Resource Assessment Workshop: The zinc potential in Greenland


A workshop on assessment of the zinc potential in Greenland will be held at Geological Survey and Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) from 29 November to 1 December 2011. All with an interest in economic geology can participate as observers at the workshop.

The workshop is organised by GEUS and the Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum (BMP).

The aim of the workshop is to assess the presence of undiscovered zinc deposits in Greenland in the top 1 km of the Earth's crust. Compiled information on known deposits and examinations of different geological provinces are used to assess the zinc potential.

The workshop will make use of a standardized process in which an expert panel, comprising geoscientists with knowledge on zinc mineralisation and/or Greenland geology assess all data, literature, former work, map, etc. and discuss and assess the possibilities of undiscovered sedimentary zinc deposits within predefined areas.

Two international zinc deposit experts will attend. The present knowledge about different known zinc deposits in Greenland and the geology and settings of the zinc potential areas will be presented.

The workshop is open to all with an interest in economic geology. However, all non-panel participants will have a status as observer in the workshop and cannot participate in the expert panel.

Programme for workshop: Assessment of the zinc potential in Greenland (pdf-file ~110kb)

29 November - 1 December 2011

Theodor Sorgenfrei Auditorium
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland,
Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Further information and registration
Registration no later than 24 November 2011
To: Senior geologist Lars Lund Sørensen, GEUS
Phone: +45 38 14 22 71, Mobile: +45 51 76 39 34
E-mail: lls@geus.dk