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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 69° 21' 48'' North , 54° 2' 24'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 69.36333,-54.04000
Other regions containing this locality:North Atlantic Igneous Province
Köppen climate type:ET : Tundra
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.

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9 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Eocene - Paleocene
33.9 - 66 Ma



ID: 638821
Igneous: extrusive; Extrusive: mafic

Age: Paleogene (33.9 - 66 Ma)

Description: Canada Shield, Greenland Shield, and cover, Baffin Bay-Labrador Sea basins, West Greenland volcanic belt

Comments: Oceanic basin; Escher & Pulvertaft, 1995; Hamann et al., 2005; Jepsen, unpublished revisions, 2007-08

Lithology: Basalt, olivine basalt, tholeiite, alkali basalt, basanite, pillow basalt, flood basalt

Reference: J.C. Harrison, M.R. St-Onge, O.V. Petrov, S.I. Strelnikov, B.G. Lopatin, F.H. Wilson, S. Tella, D. Paul, T. Lynds, S.P. Shokalsky, C.K. Hults, S. Bergman, H.F. Jepsen, and A. Solli. Geological map of the Arctic. doi:10.4095/287868. Geological Survey of Canada Map 2159A. [2]

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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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