Fact Sheet 3, 2002

Deposits of speciality metals in South Greenland

South Greenland has an obvious potential for speciality metals. Characteristically both 'large tonnage - low grade' as well as 'low tonnage - high grade' deposits are outlined. Tantalum takes the lead in the deposit of the Motzfeldt Centre with more than 600 million t of Ta ore grading 120 ppm. Zirconium is found at the exceptional formation at Kangerluarsuk where over 2 million t of Zr ore grading 3% ZrO2 is located. Additional rare metals are Y, Nb, REE, Be and Li.