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Greenland

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Area:2,166,086 km2
Name(s) in local language(s):Kalaallit Nunaat


Greenland is since 2009 been divided into 4 municipalities; Kujalleq, Qaasuitsup, Qeqqata, and Sermersooq, beside the large Northeast Greenland National Park.

It was earlier divided into 3 counties: West Greenland (Vestgrønland), East Greenland (Østgrønland), and North Greenland (Nordgrønland): In 1979 these counties were changed to the greenlandish names: Kitaa, Tunu and Avanna, respectively.



Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Acuminite (TL)

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite (TL)

Aikinite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Alkali Feldspar'

Allanite-(Ce) (TL)

'Allanite Group'

Allargentum

Almandine

Alstonite

Altaite

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anatase

'Ancylite'

Ancylite-(Ce) (TL)

'Ancylite Group'

Ancylite-(La)

Andradite

var: Hydroandradite

var: Melanite

Ankerite

Annite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

'Anorthoclase'

Anthophyllite

'Anthophyllite-Gedrite Series'

Antigorite

Antimony

'Apatite'

'var: Yttriumapatite'

'Apophyllite'

Arcubisite (TL)

Arfvedsonite (TL)

Armalcolite

Arsenopyrite

'Asbestos'

Ashcroftine-(Y) (TL)

Astrophyllite

Augite

var: Ferrohedenbergite

var: Titanian Augite

Avicennite

Awaruite

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Bartonite

Barylite

Baryte

Barytolamprophyllite

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bavenite

Behoite

Berryite

Bertrandite

var: Gel-Bertrandite

Beryl

Beryllite

Betalomonosovite

Beudantite

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bøggildite (TL)

Bøgvadite (TL)

Bohdanowiczite

Böhmite

Bohseite (TL)

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

'Bravoite'

Breithauptite

Britholite-(Ce) (TL)

'Britholite Group'

Brochantite

Buchwaldite (TL)

Burbankite

Burpalite

Calcioancylite-(Ce)

Calcite

Cancrinite

Canfieldite

Carlgieseckeite-(Nd) (TL)

Carlsbergite (TL)

Cassiterite

Catapleiite

Cebollite

Celestine

Cerussite

Cervelleite

'Chabazite'

'var: Phacolite'

Chabazite-Na

Chalcocite

'Chalcolamprite'

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

Chalcothallite (TL)

Chesterite

Chevkinite-(Ce)

'Chevkinite Group'

Chiolite

Chkalovite

Chlorbartonite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

var: Ferrian Chromite

Chrysocolla

Clausthalite

Clinochlore

var: Sheridanite

Clinoenstatite

Clinohumite

var: Titanclinohumite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Clintonite

Cobaltpentlandite

Coffinite

Cohenite

Columbite-(Fe)

Connellite

Cookeite

Copper

var: Palladian Copper

Cordierite

Cordylite-(Ce) (TL)

Corundum

var: Ruby

Cosalite

Covellite

Cryolite (TL)

Cryolithionite (TL)

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

Cuprostibite (TL)

Daubréelite

Diamond

Diaspore

Digenite

Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Djerfisherite

Dolomite

Donnayite-(Y)

Dorfmanite

Dravite

Dyrnaesite-(La) (TL)

Dyscrasite

'Electrum'

Elpasolite

Elpidite (TL)

Emeleusite (TL)

Emplectite

Enargite

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Ephesite

Epididymite (TL)

Epidote

Epistolite (TL)

'Erikite'

Eskimoite (TL)

Eucairite

Eudialyte (TL)

'Eudialyte Group'

'var: Eucolite'

Eudidymite

Evenkite

Ewaldite

Famatinite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

Fergusonite-(Y) (TL)

Ferri-kaersutite

Ferro-actinolite

Ferrobustamite

'Ferro-eckermannite'

Ferro-edenite

Ferro-gedrite

Ferro-hornblende

'Ferrohortonolite'

Ferro-katophorite

Ferrokentbrooksite

'Ferro-nybøite'

Ferro-pargasite

Ferro-richterite

Fersmite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorcalciopyrochlore

Fluorite

Forsterite

Freibergite

Gahnite

Gaidonnayite

Galena

'Garnet'

Gearksutite (TL)

Gedrite

Geikielite

Genthelvite

Gerasimovskite

Gibbsite

Gittinsite

'Glass'

'Gmelinite'

Gmelinite-Na

Godlevskite

Goethite

Gold

Gonnardite

Götzenite

Grandidierite

Graphite

Grossular

Grunerite

Gudmundite

Gustavite (TL)

Gypsum

Gyrolite

'Hackmanite'

'Hagemannite'

Hainite-(Y)

Halite

'Halloysite'

Hastingsite

Haüyne

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

var: Ferrosalite

Helvine

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hercynite

Hessite

'Heulandite'

Hexahydrite

Hiortdahlite

'Hiortdahlite II'

Hisingerite

'Högbomite'

Hollingworthite

'Hornblende'

Hydrocerussite

Hydrokenoralstonite (TL)

'Hydronaujakasite'

'Hydronephelite'

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydroxycalciopyrochlore

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hydroxylgugiaite (TL)

Hydrozincite

'Hypersthene'

'Iddingsite'

Ikaite (TL)

Ilímaussite-(Ce) (TL)

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Iron (TL)

var: Kamacite

Jarlite (TL)

var: Meta-jarlite

Jimthompsonite

Jørgensenite (TL)

Kaersutite (TL)

Kalsilite

Kaolinite

Karupmøllerite-Ca (TL)

Katophorite

Keithconnite

Kentbrooksite (TL)

Kesterite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kochite (TL)

Kornerupine (TL)

Kotulskite

Kuannersuite-(Ce) (TL)

Kupletskite

Kvanefjeldite (TL)

Kyanite

'Labradorite'

Lafossaite

Lamprophyllite

'Lamprophyllite-2M'

'Lamprophyllite-2O'

'Lanthanite'

Larnite

Låvenite

Lawrencite

Lead

Leifite (TL)

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophanite

Leucosphenite (TL)

'Lévyne'

'Limonite'

Linarite

Linnaeite

Litharge

Löllingite

Lomonosovite

Loparite-(Ce)

Lorenzenite (TL)

Lovdarite

Lovozerite

Lueshite

Mackinawite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Ishkulite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

Manganoneptunite

Marcasite

Margarite

Marićite

Marshallsussmanite

Matildite

'Melilite Group'

Melonite

Merenskyite

Mesolite

'Mica Group'

Micheelsenite (TL)

Microcline

var: Hyalophane

Microlite Group

Millerite

Molybdenite

'Molybdenite-3R'

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Moncheite

Monohydrocalcite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Mosandrite-(Ce)

Moskvinite-(Y)

Murmanite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Nabesite (TL)

Nacareniobsite-(Ce) (TL)

Nafertisite

Nahcolite

Narsarsukite (TL)

'Natrokomarovite'

Natrolite

Natrophosphate

Natrosilite

Naujakasite (TL)

Naumannite

Nenadkevichite

Nepheline

Neptunite (TL)

Nickeline

Nielsenite (TL)

Niobophyllite

Nontronite

'Nordite'

Nordstrandite

Normandite

Nosean

'Nuummite'

Nybøite

Odintsovite

Okenite (TL)

Olekminskite

'Olivine'

Orthoclase

Orthojoaquinite-(La) (TL)

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Ourayite

Oxo-magnesio-hastingsite

'Oxynatropyrochlore'

Pachnolite (TL)

Palarstanide

Palygorskite

Paragonite

Pargasite

'Parisite'

Pectolite

var: Manganoan Pectolite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Perrierite-(Ce)

Phlogopite

Pigeonite

'Pinite'

Platarsite

Plattnerite

Polybasite

Polydymite

Polylithionite (TL)

Potassic-arfvedsonite (TL)

'Potassic-hastingsite'

Prehnite

Priderite

Prosopite

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

var: Ceriopyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)

var: Zero valent dominant member of Pyrochlore Group

Pyrochlore Supergroup

var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)

Pyrolusite

Pyrope

var: Rhodolite

Pyrophanite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Qaqarssukite-(Ce) (TL)

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Rock Crystal

Reyerite (TL)

'Rhabdophane'

Rhodochrosite

Rhönite

Richterite

Riebeckite

'Riebeckite Root Name'

'var: Crocidolite'

Rinkite-(Ce) (TL)

'Rinkite Group'

Rohaite (TL)

Röntgenite-(Ce) (TL)

Rosenbuschite

Rutile

Sapphirine (TL)

Sauconite

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schorl

Schorlomite

Schreibersite

Schwertmannite

Scolecite

Seinäjokite

Semenovite-(Ce) (TL)

Senarmontite

Sepiolite

var: Gunnbjarnite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Shandite

Siderite

Sillimanite

Silver

var: Antimonian Silver

Skaergaardite (TL)

Skinnerite (TL)

Skutterudite

Smithsonite

Sodalite (TL)

Sopcheite

Sørensenite (TL)

Sperrylite

Sphaerobertrandite

Sphalerite

var: Cleiophane

Spinel

'Spodiophyllite'

Stannite

Steacyite

Steenstrupine-(Ce) (TL)

Stenonite (TL)

'Stilbite'

Stillwellite-(Ce)

Stilpnomelane

Strontianite

'Synchysite'

Synchysite-(Ce) (TL)

Taenite

Tainiolite (TL)

Talc

'Tantalum'

Taramite

Taseqite (TL)

Teallite

Telluropalladinite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Terskite

Tetra-auricupride

Tetrahedrite

'Tetranatrolite'

Thalcusite

Thermonatrite

Thomsenolite (TL)

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorianite

Thorite

var: Uranothorite

'Thorogummite'

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Townendite (TL)

Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Trona

Tschermakite

Tugtupite (TL)

Tulameenite

Tundrite-(Ce)

Tundrite-(Nd) (TL)

Tuperssuatsiaite (TL)

Turkestanite

Ulvöspinel

'UM1967-12-SiO:HNaZr'

'UM1969-05-PO:CaHREE'

'UM1969-12-SiO:AlFeHK'

'UM1971-22-SiO:CaClFeHMgMnNaNbZr'

'UM1976-12-S:AgTe'

'UM1978-02-E:CuPbSn'

'UM1979-15-S:AgSbTe'

'UM1986-62-SiO:CaHNaNbTiZn'

'UM1987-04-O:Ti'

'UM1989-12-E:NiSn'

'UM1990-58-SiO:AlBaH'

'UM1991-06-E:AuCu'

'UM2004-08-E:AuCuPd'

Umangite

'Unnamed (Hydrated Hydrous Calcium Iron Manganese Rare-Earth Thorium Zirconium Aluminium Silicate/Phosphate Fluoride)'

'Unnamed (Hydrous Calcium Rare-Earth Thorium Phosphate/Silicate Fluoride)'

'Unnamed (Hydrous Sodium Iron Manganese Calcium Rare-Earth Thorium Silicate/Phosphate Fluoride)'

'Unnamed (PdAuCu)'

'Unnamed (Pd-Cu-Sn Alloy)'

'Unnamed (Pt-Fe-Cu-Pd Alloy)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranophane-β

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Ussingite (TL)

'Uvite Series'

Valentinite

Valleriite

Vasilite

Vermiculite

Vesuvianite

Vikingite (TL)

Villiaumite

Vinogradovite

Violarite

Vishnevite

Vitusite-(Ce) (TL)

Volynskite

Voronkovite

Vrbaite

Vuonnemite

Vysotskite

Weberite (TL)

Westerveldite

Whewellite

Willemite

Wittichenite

Wöhlerite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

var: Ferrowollastonite

Wölsendorfite

Wulfenite

Wüstite

Xenotime-(Y)

Xonotlite

Yofortierite

Zaratite

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon

'Zirfesite'

Zoisite

Zvyagintsevite


462 valid minerals. 83 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Paleogene : 51.7 Ma to 25.7 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Paleogene
   Oligocene
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)25.7 MaMalmbjerg Mine, Mestersvig, Kong Oscar Firth, Sermersooq, Greenland
   Eocene
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)39.7 MaFlammefjeld prospect, Amdrup Firth, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), Qeqqata, Greenland
ⓘ Sphalerite (youngest age)48.9 MaGardiner complex, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), Qeqqata, Greenland
ⓘ Apatite (youngest age)48.9 MaGardiner complex, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), Qeqqata, Greenland
ⓘ Sphalerite (oldest age)51.7 MaGardiner complex, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), Qeqqata, Greenland
ⓘ Apatite (oldest age)51.7 MaGardiner complex, Kangerlussuaq complex, Kangerlussuaq Fjord (Søndre Strømfjord), Qeqqata, Greenland

Localities in this Region