So far the interplay between the magmatic, tectonic and metamorphic evolutions and their mineralising events has been the main resource evaluation. During the last couple of years, focus on the primary geological environment hosting the mineral deposits has started to improve the evaluations. Multidisciplinary, spatial, quantitative analysis of geo-data is used for this purpose. The construction of quantitative, favourability maps for a specific element, such as gold, is a result of this.
The 'new' approach has been used in the Nuuk region in West Greenland, where the statistical, spatial analysis has been used to evaluate the gold potential. The analysis also provides valuable input to the interpretation of the mineralisation and the primary geological environments.