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Uivfaq (Ovifak), Qeqertarsuaq Island (Disko Island), Qaasuitsup, Greenland
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Iron
Uivfaq, Qeqertarsuaq Island, Qaasuitsup, Greenland

Photo: AÖ 2008
Latitude: 69°21'48"N
Longitude: 54°2'24"W
 
Other/historical region names associated with this locality: Kitaa Province (West Greenland)
 
Large blocks (to 25 tons) of native iron were found by Nordenskiöld in 1870, and brought to Sweden as meteorites. It was later found out that iron occurred as nodules in tertiary basalt, formed by reduction due to incorporation of carbon-rich sediments.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Augite
'Chabazite'
'var: Phacolite'
Corundum
'Glass'
Graphite
Ilmenite
Iron
var: Kamacite
Lawrencite
'Lévyne'
'Olivine'
Scolecite
Spinel
Ulvöspinel


17 entries listed. 9 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Greenland
  • Qaasuitsup
    • Qeqertarsuaq Island (Disko Island)

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References

Pauly, H. (1969): White cast iron with cohenite, schreibersite, and sulphides from tertiary basalts on Disko, Greenland. Meddelelser fra Dansk Geologisk Forening, 19 (1), 28-26.

Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 54, 57–70

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