Fact Sheet 9, 2004

Greenland's prospective nickel resources

The potential for nickel resources in Greenland is conspicuous and encompasses mineralisation from Precambrian to Palaeogene environments. Nickeliferous sulphides were noted already in the inter-war period and have appeared in Survey reporting since the 1950s. The discovery of the Voisey’s Bay deposit in Labrador in 1994 revived the nickel exploration world-wide, not least in Greenland. For decades the detection of Ni has been an accepted aid in the PGE exploration. Likewise, to day Ni-exploration can benefit from the increased search for PGEs in Greenland.