Fact Sheet 25, 2011

Zinc potential in Greenland

Greenland was once host to two Zn-Pb mines – the Blyklippen Mine and the Black Angel Mine. The discovery of the Citronen Fjord Zn-Pb deposits – one of the world’s largest undeveloped zinc resources – puts Greenland back on stage for zinc.

Geological environments for zinc

Traces and showings of zinc mineralisation are numerous in Greenland, especially in the Palaeozoic Frank linian Basin, which extends for more than 2,500 km E–W through the Canadian Arctic Islands and northern Greenland. Other parts with known zinc mineralisations are within the Archaean and Palaeoproterozoic environments of West and East Greenland.

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