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Ilímaussaq complex, Narsaq, Kujalleq, Greenland
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Name(s) in local language(s): Ilimmaasaq
Other/historical region names associated with this locality: Ilimausak, Juliane-haab district
 
The Ilimaussaq alkaline complex is made up of three magmatic phases, where intrusions of augite syenite, alkali acid rocks and agpaitic nepheline syenites took place. Their mineralization occurs in pegmatites, hydrothermal altered pegmatites and hydrothermal veins. Most of the locations concentrate at the banks of the fjords Kangerluarsuk and Tunulliarfik (Eriksfjord) as well as in the centre of the Narsaq peninsula.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Aegirine
Aegirine-augite
Aenigmatite (TL)
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite'
Allargentum
Amphibole Supergroup
Analcime
'Ancylite Group'
Ancylite-(La)
Andradite
'Animikite'
Antigorite
Antimony
'Apatite'
'Apophyllite'
Arfvedsonite (TL)
Arsenopyrite
Astrophyllite
Augite
Avicennite ?
Azurite ?
Baddeleyite
'Barkevikite'
Barylite
'Bastnäsite'
Bavenite
Bertrandite
var: Gel-Bertrandite
Beryllite
Beudantite
'Biotite'
Birnessite
Bohseite (TL)
Bornite
Breithauptite
Britholite-(Ce) (TL)
'Britholite Group'
Brochantite
Burpalite
Calcioancylite-(Ce)
Calcite
Cancrinite
Carlgieseckeite-(Nd) (TL)
Catapleiite
Cerussite
'Chabazite'
Chabazite-Na
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcostibite
Chalcothallite (TL)
Chkalovite
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysocolla
Connellite
Cookeite
Copper
Corundum
Covellite
Cryptomelane
Cuprite
Cuprostibite (TL)
Diaspore
Digenite
Diopside
'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series
var: Ferrosalite'

Djerfisherite
Djurleite ?
Dolomite
Dorfmanite
Dyscrasite
Elpidite
Ephesite
Epididymite
Epidote
Epistolite (TL)
'Erikite'
Eudialyte (TL)
Eudidymite
Evenkite
Famatinite
Fayalite
'Feldspar Group'
Ferrobustamite
Ferro-hornblende
'Ferrohortonolite'
Ferro-katophorite
Ferro-pargasite
Fersmite
Fluorapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Fluorite
Galena
'Garnet'
Genthelvite
Gerasimovskite
Gibbsite
'Gmelinite'
Gmelinite-Na
Goethite
Gold
Gonnardite
Graphite
Grossular
Gudmundite
Halite
'Halloysite'
Hastingsite
Hedenbergite
Helvine
Hematite
Hemimorphite
Hiortdahlite
'Hiortdahlite II'
Hisingerite
Hydrocerussite
'Hydronephelite'
Hydroxylapatite
var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Ilímaussite-(Ce) (TL)
Ilmenite
Ilvaite
Joaquinite-(Ce) ?
Karupmøllerite-Ca (TL)
Katophorite
'K Feldspar'
'var: Adularia'
Komarovite ?
Kuannersuite-(Ce) (TL)
Kupletskite
Kvanefjeldite (TL)
Kyanite
Lafossaite
Lead
Leifite
Lepidolite
Leucophanite
'Limonite'
Linarite
Litharge
Löllingite
Lomonosovite
'Lomonosovite-β'
Lorenzenite
Lovdarite
Lovozerite
Lueshite
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Malachite
Manganoneptunite
Marcasite
Maucherite
Microcline
Molybdenite
'Monazite'
Monazite-(Ce)
Montmorillonite
Mosandrite
Murmanite
Muscovite
Nabesite (TL)
Nacareniobsite-(Ce) (TL)
Nahcolite
Nahpoite ?
Narsarsukite
'Natrokomarovite'
Natrolite
Natrophosphate
Naujakasite (TL)
Nenadkevichite
Nepheline
Neptunite
Nickeline
Niobophyllite
Nontronite
Odintsovite
Orthoclase
Orthojoaquinite-(La) (TL)
Palygorskite
Pearceite ?
Pectolite
var: Manganoan Pectolite
Plattnerite
Polybasite
Polylithionite (TL)
Potassic-arfvedsonite (TL)
Prehnite
'Pyrochlore'
Pyrochlore Group
var: Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)
Pyrolusite
Pyrophanite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
'Rhabdophane'
Riebeckite
Riebeckite Group
var: Crocidolite

Rinkite (TL)
Rohaite (TL)
Rosenbuschite
Rutile
Sauconite
Seinäjokite
Semenovite-(Ce) (TL)
Sénarmontite
Sepiolite
Siderite
Silver
var: Antimonian Silver
Skinnerite (TL)
Skutterudite
Sodalite (TL)
Sørensenite (TL)
Sphaerobertrandite
Sphalerite
var: Cleiophane
Stannite ?
Steenstrupine-(Ce) (TL)
'Stilbite'
Stillwellite-(Ce)
Strontianite
Synchysite-(Ce)
Talc
'Tantalum'
Taseqite (TL)
Tenorite
Terskite
Tetrahedrite
'Tetranatrolite'
Thalcusite
Thermonatrite
Thorianite
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
Tin ?
Titanite
Todorokite
Townendite (TL)
Troilite
Trona
Tugtupite (TL)
Tundrite-(Ce)
Tundrite-(Nd) (TL)
Tuperssuatsiaite (TL)
Turkestanite
Ulvöspinel
'UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZr'
Ussingite (TL)
Valentinite
Vesuvianite
Villiaumite
Vinogradovite
Vitusite-(Ce) (TL)
Vrbaite
Vuonnemite
Westerveldite
Whewellite
Willemite
Yofortierite
Zircon


401 entries listed. 219 valid minerals. 33 type localities (valid minerals). 3 erroneous literature entries.

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References

Lorenzen, J. (1882): On some minerals from the Sodalite-Syenite in Juliane-haab district, south Greenland, Mineralogical Magazine and Journal of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, No 23, Vol. V, 49-70

Ussing, N.V. (1898): Mineralogisk-petrografiske Undersøgelser af grønlandske Nefelinsyenitter og beslægtede Bjærgarter, Meddelelser om Grønland 14, 1–220.

Bøggild, O. B. & Winther, C. (1899): On some minerals from the Nepheline-syenite at Julianehaab, Greenland collected by G. Flink, part II. Meddelelser om Grønland, 24(1), 181-213 (epistolite, britholite, schizolite and steenstrupite)

Flink, G., Bøggild, O. B. & Winther, C. (1899): Undersøgelser af Mineraler fra Julianehaab indsamlede af G. Flink 1897. Bianco Lunos Kgl. Hof-Bogtrykkeri (F. Dreyer), Kjøbenhavn

Bøggild, O. B. (1905): Mineralogia Groenlandica. Meddelelser om Grønland. 32.

Ussing, N.V. (1912): Geology of the country around Julianehaab, Greenland, Meddelelser om Grønland 38, 1–376

Bøggild, O. B. (1933): Igalikite and Naujakasite, two new Minerals from South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 92(9)

Bøggild, O.B. (1953): The Mineralogy of Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland, Bd. 149. Nr. 3. 445 pages

Sørensen, H. (1958): The Ilímaussaq Batholith. A Review and Discussion. Meddelelser om Grønland. 162(3)

Sørensen, H. (1958): The Ilímaussaq Batholit. A Review and Discussion. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 19

Danø, M., Sørensen, H. (1959): An examination of the rare minerals from the Nepheline Syenites of south west Greenland, Meddelelser om Grønland, Vol. 162, Nr.5, Reitzels Forlag København

Bondam, J. & Sørensen, H. (1959): Uraniferous Nepheline syenites and related rocks in the Ilimaussaq area, Julianehaab District, Southwest Greenland. Proceedings of the 2nd UN Geneva Conference on peaceful uses of atomic energy. 2, 555-559

Moorbath, S., Webster, R. K. & Morgan, J. W. (1960): Absolute Age Determination in South-West Greenland: The Julianehaab Granite, the Ilímaussaq Batholith and the Kûngnât Syenite Complex. Meddelelser om Grønland. 162 (9, part I)

Sørensen, H. (1960;): Narssak-egnens geologi/Narssap erkâta píngoriartorsimanera. [journal not recorded], 236-251

Sørensen, H. (1960): Beryllium mineralis in a pegmatite in the Nepheline syenites of Ilimaussaq, South-West Greenland. Report of the 21st International geological congress in Copenhagen. 27, 31-35.

Buchwald, V. & Sørensen, H. (1961): An Autoradiographic Examination of Rocks and Minerals from the Ilîmaussaq Batholith, South West Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 162(11)

Sørensen, H. (1962): On the Occurrence of Steenstrupine in the Ilîmaussaq Massif, Southwest Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 167 (1).

Bondam, J. & Ferguson, J. (1962): An Occurrence of Villiaumite in the Ilîmaussaq Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 172(2)

Soen, O. I. & Sørensen, H. (1964): The Occurrence of Nickel-Arsenides and Nickel-Antimonide at Igdlúnguaq, in the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Massif, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 172 (1). 50p.

Hamilton, E. I. (1964): The Geochemistry of the Northern Part of the Ilîmaussaq Intrusion, S. W. Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 162(10)

Ferguson, J. (1964): Geology of the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland: Description of Map and Structure. Meddelelser om Grønland. 172(4)

Semenov, E. I., Gerassimovsky, V. I., Maksimova, N. V., Andersen, S. & Petersen, O. V. (1965): Sorensenite, a new Sodium-Beryllium-in-Silicate from the Ilîmaussaq Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(1).

Semenov, E. I., Gerassimovsky, V. I., Maksimova, N. V., Andersen, S. & Petersen, O. V. (1965): Sorensenite, a new Sodium-Beryllium-Tin-Silicate from the Ilîmaussaq Intrusion, South Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 61

Semenov, E. I. & Sørensen, H. (1966): Eudidymite and Epididymite from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181 (2)

Semenov, E. I. & Sørensen, H. (1966): Eudidymite and Epididymite from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 63

Sørensen, H. (1967): On the History of Exploration of the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(3)

Bollingberg, H. & Petersen, O.V. (1967): Genthelvite from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181 (4, 1.del).

Andersen, S. (1967): On beryllite and bertrandite from the Ilimaussaq alkaline intrusion, South Greenland. Mineralogical and Geological Museum of the University, Copenhagen, Contributions to Mineralogy. 60. Reprinted from Meddelelser om Grønland 181 (4. 2.del)

Semenov, E. I., Kazakova, M.E. & Aleksandrova, R. A. (1967): The Lovozero Minerals - Nenadkevichite, Gerassimovskite and Tundrite - from Ilîmaussaq, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(5 1.del) [published with 181(5), 2.del]

Petersen, O. V. (1967): The Mineralogy of Naujakasite. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(6)

Semenov, E.I., Sørensen, H., Bessmertnaja, M.S. & Novorossova, L. E. (1967): Chalcothallite - a new Sulphide of Copper and Thallium from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(5, 2.del) [published with 181(5) 1.del]

Semenov, E.I., Kazakova, M.E. & Bukin, V.J. (1968):Ilîmaussite, a new rare Earth-Niobium-Barium Silicate from Ilîmaussaq, South Greenland. [with Semenov et al. On the Mineralogy of Pyrochlore.]. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181 (7, 1.del)

Semenov, E. I., Sørensen, H. & Katajeva, Z. T. (1968): On the Mineralogy of Pyrochlore from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181 (7, 2.del)

Hansen, J. (1968): A Study of Radioactive Veins containing rare-earth Minerals in the Area surrounding the Ilîmaussuaq Alkaline Intrusion in South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(8)

Hansen, J. (1968): Niobium mineralisation in the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South-West Greenland. Report of the 23rd International geological congress in Czechoslovakia. 7, 263-273.

Andersen, E.K., Danø, M., and Peteresen, O.V. (1969): A tetragonal natrolite. Contribution to the mineralogy of Ilímaussaq, No 13. Meddelelser om Grønland, 181, (10), 1-19.

Semenov, E.I. (1969): Mineralogy of the Ilímaussaq alkaline massif (South Greenland), 165 pp. Moscow: Nauka (in Russian).

Sørensen, H., Hansen, J. & Bondesen, E. (1969): Preliminary account of the geology of the Kvanefjeld area of the Ilimaussaq intrusion, South Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Rapport. 18

Ferguson, J. (1970): The Significance of the Kakortokite in the Evolution of the Ilîmaussaq Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland). 190 (1).

Sørensen, H., Leonardsen, E.S. & Petersen, O.V. (1970). Trona and Thermonatrite from the Ilimaussaq alkaline intrusion, South Greenland. Mineralogical and Geological Museum of the University, Copenhagen, Contributions to Mineralogy. 77. 2 eks. Reprinted from Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark, 20(1), 1-19

Sobolev, V.S.,Bazarova, T.Y., Shugurova, N. A., Bazarov, L.S., Dolgov, Y.U. & Sørensen, H. (1970): A preliminary Examination of Fluid Inclusions in Nepheline, Sorensenite, Tugtupite and Chkalovite from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(11)

Sood, M. K. & Edgar, A. D. (1970): Melting Relations of undersaturated Alkaline Rocks from the Ilîmaussaq Intrusion and Grønnedal-Ika Complex South Greenland, under Water Vapour and controlled Partial Oxygen Pressure. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181(12)

Sørensen, H., Danø. M. & Petersen, O.V. (1971): On the Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Tugtupite from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Mineralogical and Geological Museum of the University, Copenhagen. Meddelelser om Grønland 181 (13)

Bohse, H., C.K. Brooks & H. Kunzendorf (1971): Field observations on the kakortokites of the Ilimaussaq intrusion, South Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Rapport. 38

Wollenberg, H., Kunzendorf, H. & Rose-Hansen, J. (1971): Isotope-excited X-ray fluorescence analyses for Nb, Zr, and La-Ce on outcrops in the Ilimaussaq intrusion, South Greenland. Economic Geology. 66, 1048-1060.

Sørensen, H., Danø, M. & Petersen, O.V. (1971): On the Mineralogy and Paragenesis of Tugtupite from the Ilîmaussaq Alkaline Intrusion, South Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 95

Engell, J., Hansen, J., Jensen, M., Kuzendorf, H: & Løvborg, L. (1971): Beryllium mineralization in the Ilimaussaq intrusion, south Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Rapport. 33

Karup-Møller, S. (1974): Mineralogy of two copper-antimony-sulphide-oxide occurrences from the Ilimaussaq alkaline intrusion in South Greenland. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Abhandlungen. 122(3), 291-313.

Sørensen, H. Rose-Hansen, J., Nielsen, B.L., Løvborg, L., Sørensen, E. & Lundgaard, T. (1974): The uranium deposit at Kvanefjeld, the Ilimaussaq intrusion, South Greenland. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Rapport. 60.

Povarennykh, A.S., Platonov, A.N, Tarashchan, A.N. & Belichenko,V. P. . (1971): The Colour and Luminescence of Tugtupite (Beryllosodalite) from Ilîmaussaq, South Greenland. Meddelelser om Grønland. 181 (14)

Upton, G.J. (1972?): IV.3. The alkaline province of South-West Greenland pp. 221-238 in H. Sørensen, The alkaline Rocks, John Wiley & Sons

Petersen, O. V. & Rønsbo, J. G. (1972): Semenovite - a new mineral from the Ilímaussaq alkaline intrusion, South Greenland. Mineralogical and Geological Museum of the University, Copenhagen, Contributions to Mineralogy. 85. Reprinted from Lithos 3, 1972, 163-173

Petersen, O. V. & Andersen, S. (1975): The crystal habit of Naujakasite. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 116, 5-9

Karup-Møller, S. (1978): The ore minerals of the Ilimaussaq intrusion: their mode of occurrence and their conditions of formation. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 127

Karup-Møller, S., Løkkegaard, L., Semenov, E. I. & Sørensen, H. (1978): Cuprostibite and associated minerals of the Ilimaussaq intrusion, south Greenand. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Bulletin. 126

Nielsen, B. L. & Steenfelt, A. (1979): Intrusive events at Kvanefjeld in the Ilimaussaq igneous complex. Meddelelser fra Dansk Geologisk Forening/ Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 27, 145-155

Bailey, J.C., Larsen, L & Sørensen, H. (eds.) (1981): The Ilimaussaq intrusion, South Greenland, a progress report on geology, mineralogy, geochemistry and economic geology. Grønlands Geologiske Undersøgelse, Rapport. 103. xxx

Petersen, O.V., Secher, K.(1984): Grönland, Mineralien, Geologie, Geschichte, Magma 6/84, 20-31

Rønsbo, J. G. (1989): Coupled substitution involving REEs and Na and Si in apatites in alkaline rocks from the Ilimaussaq intrusion, South Greenland, and the petrological implications. American Mineralogist. 74, 896-901

Petersen, O.V., Secher, K. (1993): The minerals of Greenland (The Mineralogical Record 24(2), 1-65

Bailey, J.C., H. Bohse, R. Gwozdz & J. Rose-Hansen (1993): Li in minerals from the Ilimaussaq alkaline intrusion, South Greenland. Meddelelser fra Dansk Geologisk Forening/Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 40, 288-299

Petersen, O. V., Rønsbo, J. G., Leonardsen, E.S., Johnsen, O., Bollingberg, H. and Rose-Hansen, J.(1994): Leifite from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1994(2), 83-90

Bailey, J.C. & Gwozdz, R. (1994): Li distribution in aegirine lujavrite, Ilimaussaq alkaline intrusion, South Greenland: Role of cumulus and post-cumulus processes. Lithos. 31, 207-225

Petersen, O. V. (1995): Alkaline mineralforekomster i syd og syd-vest Grønland. Bergverksmuseets Skrift 9, 7-17 (in Danish)

Karup-Møller, S. and Makovicky, E. (2001) Thalcusite from Nakkaalaaq, the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, 127–130.

Petersen, O.V. (2001): List of all minerals identified in the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190, 25-33

Semenov, E. (2001): Notes on Ephesite, Terskite, Na-Komarovite, Ceriopyrochlore-(Ce), Joaquinite-(Ce) and other minerals from the Ilimaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland, Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, 123-125

Sørensen, H.(ed.): (2001): The Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland: status of mineralogical research with new results. Geological of Greenland Survey Bulletin. 190

Henning Sørensen and Lotte Melchior Larsen (2001) The hyper-agpaitic stage in the evolution of the Ilímaussaq alkaline complex, South Greenland. Geology of Greenland Survey Bulletin 190, 83–94

Friis, H.; Balic-Zunjic, T., Pekov, I.V. & Petersen, O.V. (2004): Kuannersuite-(Ce), Ba6Na2REE2(PO4)6FCl, a new member of the Apatite group, from the Ilímaussaq Alkaline Complex, South Greenland: Description and crystal chemistry. Canadian Mineralogist. 42, 95-106

Karup-Møller, S. & Rose-Hansen, J. (2013): New data on eudialyte decomposition minerals from kakortokites and associated pegmatites of the Ilímaussaq complex, South Greenland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Denmark. 61, 47–70.

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