Several decades of geological mapping and exploration in South Greenland have demonstrated the existence of geological environments where gold accumulation has developed and potentials for viable gold deposits exist. During this period a number of private companies engaged in exploration activities, including field investigations and diamond drillings.
The Geological Survey (GEUS) has provided systematic geological and geochemical mapping, as well as airborne geophysical surveys including radiometry, magnetometry and EM measurements. Stream sediment geochemistry analyses have been used to compile a comprehensive geochemical atlas, and geophysical maps are available in varying scales depending on locality. GEUS has issued a CD-ROM including much of the available data in geo-referenced formats including mineral occurrences.