Geology and Ore 27, 2016

Magmatic titanium-vanadium potential in Greenland

Vanadium and titanium are both con- sidered strategic metals with significant economic importance and supply risk. For this reason, the Government of Greenland decided to make an assessment of the titanium-vanadium potential in Greenland with the purpose of promoting the results to the international exploration industry and possibly stimulate new exploration campaigns. A workshop on the ‘Assessment of the magmatic titanium-vanadium potential in Greenland’ was therefore arranged jointly by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and the Ministry of Mineral Resources (MMR), Government of Greenland in November 2015. The main conclusion was that areas with known occurrences e.g. Skaergaard, Sinarsuk (Fiskenæsset), Stendalen and Isortoq were ranked with the highest potential for finding new undiscovered deposits. In addition, the relatively unexplored area of Kap York in North-West Greenland was ranked fairly high, primarily due to a major magnetic anomaly and favourable geology that could indicate the presence of one or more undiscovered deposits in the area.