Fact Sheet 24, 2010
PGE deposits in Greenland
The Platinum Group Element (PGE) resources in Greenland encompass mineralisation in Precambrian to Palaeogene environments. The PGE accumulations in Greenland attracted interest already in the 1960s and have been part of Greenland exploration since the 1970s.
The magmatic provinces in Greenland's geology cover all periods of crustal evolution. Today PGE exploration can benefit from dedicated exploration efforts for precious elements and an increased search for nickel, which has been carried out in recent years within a variety of magmatic provinces. Greenland has promising PGE deposits of worldclass scale, as well as smaller scale occurrences, some with a proven PGE potential, and others not yet fully explored.