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Petra Bidstup from Kullorsuaq wins the first prize of the year’s version of the mineralhunt campaign Ujarassiorit and receives DKK 55,000.

She has found a sulfide-ore rich rock at the vicinity of Kullorsuaq settlement, north of Upernavik. The rock contains 1.1 percent zinc and it gives a new indication of presence of zinc-mineralizations in Kullorsuaq area. A joint project between Government of Greenland and GEUS started in 2015 investigates the zinc potential of northern West Greenland and will continue in 2016. Zinc is primarily applied as anti-corrosion agent and is used in electric batteries.

The 2nd prize of DKK 25,000 goes Peter Filemonsen from Sisimiut, who has found a sulfide ore sample with elevated content of nickel (0.2 %) and anomalously elevated cobalt and platinum-group. The rock sample indicates mineralizations of nickel and platinum-group elements are present in Sisimiut area.

Two 3rd prizes of DKK 10,000 each have been awarded:

Four 4th prizes of each DKK 5,000 are awarded:

Ujarassiorit, which is a national mineral hunt for amateur geologists, has now run for 28 years. From every post office, residents of Greenland can, free of charge, send in samples for further geological examination. Further information regarding Ujarassiorit can be found on the website www.ujarassiorit.gl.

Ujarassiorit is run and financed by the Government of Greenland.

Hudson Resources Inc., IronbarkZinc Ltd. and North American Nickel have each sponsored DKK 10,000 to the total prize amount.

 For additional information please contact geologist Jonas Petersen on phone number: +299 34 65 49 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.