Release of geological 1 : 100 000 scale map of the Kapisillit area in southern West Greenland


Kapisillit kortThe Kapisillit map sheet completes the 1:100 000 scale map coverage of the Nuuk/Godthåbsfjord region in southern West Greenland. The map area comprises tectonically interleaved and complexly folded Eoarchaean and Meso- to Neoarchaean orthogneisses and granitic rocks. Like elsewhere in the Nuuk region the orthogneisses contain numerous remnants of volcanic belts with gold potential and related anorthositic and ultramafic rocks. The region has had a complex structural and thermal evolution including several granulite facies episodes followed by Neoarchaean hydrous retrogression in its southern part. The map also covers part of the recently discovered, 158 Ma old Tikiussaq carbonatite.

Rehnström, E.F. 2011: Geological map of Greenland 1:100 000, Kapisillit 64 V.2 Syd.
Copenhagen. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.
Printed: Laursen Grafisk A/S, Denmark 2011
Digital compilation and data collation: the GIS group, Geological Data Center at GEUS. Offset print directly from PDF file produced in ArcMap.

You can buy the map for 200 DKK here:

The reception of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)
Øster Voldgade 10
DK 1350 Copenhagen K