Bendt Josefsen from Kapisillit wins the first prize of the year’s version of the mineralhunt campaign Ujarassiorit and receives DKK 55,000. Bendt Josefsen has found a sulfide-mineralized gneiss south of Kapisillit in Godthåbsfjord. The sample contains 3.17 % copper, 10.1 gram per ton silver and 814 gram per ton cobalt. The copper-cobalt association is interesting since this association is not typical for Archean terranes wherein the Nuuk region is encompassed. Copper-cobalt ore deposits are known from the younger rocks i.e. in the Central African copper belt.

The winner of the 2nd prize of tax free DKK 25,000 is Frederikke Filemonsen from Aasiaat. She has found and submitted a molybdenite-bearing gneiss from Ujarattarfik, an island 6 kilometers east of Aasiaat. The analysis of the rock returned 0.43 % molybdenum and 0.73 gram per ton rhenium. Molybdenum mineralizations in Aasiaat are not known in details. Molydenum finds its application mostly in production of high-strength steel alloys. Rhenium is applied to production of high-temperature resistant metal alloys that are used to produce jet engine parts.

Two 3rd prizes of tax free DKK 10,000 each are awarded to:

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

The members of the jury of the national public mineral hunt programme are economic geologists from the Government of Greenland and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland.  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

Ujarassiorit is run and financed by the Government of Greenland.

FinnAust Mining Plc, Greenland Gas & Oil Ltd. and The Bank of Greenland’s Industrial Fund have each contributed with DKK 40,000 to the total prize amount.


 Hudson Resources Inc. and North American Nickel Inc. have each contributed with DKK 10,000 to the total prize amount.

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For further information regarding Ujarassiorit and the prize winners, please contact: Geologist Jonas Petersen on phone number +299 34 65 49 or on e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.