Rare Earths - Uranium, Gold | Greenland

Kap Parry

Geography

The area covered by Minerals Exploration Licence No. 2013/12 is located in the eastern part of Traill Island, in the central part of East Greenland.
The area covered by this licence is largely exposed. The glaciation in the inner part of the Kap Simpson intrusive complex is only partial. The morphology of the area is moderately rugged, with altitudes predominantly between 0 and 850 m asl.
The area covered by this licence has relatively good communication accessibility via helicopter transport from Constable Point Air Base. Its flying distance from this air base is approx. 190 km (i.e. an 80-minute flight).

Geology

In terms of its geology the area covered by Minerals Exploration Licence No. 2013/12 consists of the Palaeogeneous Kap Parry intrusive complex and its mantle, represented by a series of Palaeogeneous subvolcanic bodies and by Mesozoic basin sediments.
Though its composition is simpler, the Kap Parry intrusive complex is geologically similar to the Kap Simpson intrusive complex. This again represents a polyphase intrusive centre comprised mainly of syenites and alkaline granites and, to a lesser extent, of porphyries and aplites.

Degree of Exploration

A very low degree of exploration.

The 1960’s – the 1990’s: Only indicative verification was carried out by Nordisk Mineselskab A/S, Pasminco Australia Ltd. & Nunaoil A/S and Tertiary Gold Ltd., including geochemical heavy minerals prospecting and sampling (the Kap Parry intrusive complex was always just one of the sites evaluated).

Results: Documentation of significant alteration zones and of geochemical heavy mineral anomalies of Ti and Nb.

2013: The granting of a Minerals Exploration Licence to CGRG Ltd. A summary of the available archival data. Evaluation of the deposit potential of the area covered by the licence. Proposal of exploration works for the year 2014 supplementary to the main exploration works covered by Minerals Exploration Licence No. 2011/53 and Minerals Special Exploration Licence No. 2011/51.

Deposit Potential

Due to its very low degree of exploration its deposit potential remains unclear.

Attention should be paid to:
Circumstantial evidence of the presence of Zr-Nb-Ta-REE ores within the distinct alteration zones in a contact zone of the central intrusive body that is represented by significant heavy-mineral anomalies of Nb.
Circumstantial evidence of the presence of Fe-Ti-V ores, as in the area of the Kap Simpson intrusive complex, bound to the occurrences of basic to alkaline subvolcanic bodies.

Design of the Exploration Works

These exploration works will be carried out in addition to the main exploration works undertaken under Minerals Exploration Licence No. 2011/51 and Minerals Exploration Licence No. 2011/53. They will include geological mapping, radiometric prospecting and sampling.

Goals set:

  • Evaluation of the deposit potential of Zr-Nb-Ta-REE ores,
  • Evaluation of the deposit potential of Fe-Ti-V ores.