Fact Sheet 14, 2007

Barite and celestite in central East Greenland

Significant concentrations of stratabound barite and celestite are hosted by the Upper Permian carbonate sequences of central East Greenland. During exploration by Nordisk Mineselskab A/S 1952–84, these minerals were used as pathfinders for base metal mineralisation. The low market price for sulphates of barium and strontium was the reason why they never constituted economic targets in their own right.