Geology and Ore 23, 2013

​Mineral potential in Greenland

Geologically and geographically Greenland is closely related to northern Canada and Scandinavia. Greenland, the largest island in the world, covers 2,175,600 km2. It is 1,250 km from east to west and 2,675 km from north to south. The up to three kilometre thick Inland Ice covers some 80% of Greenland; the ice-free zone around the Inland Ice is up to 300 km wide and covers an area of approx. 410,000 km2, which, by comparison, is larger than the area of Germany (357,000 km2).