Greenland Government Minister Promotes Country’s Rare Earth Elements In Presentation

Greenland Government to profile nation’s mineral sector at Greenland Day Perth next week

10:15 16 Oct 2018
Australian companies Ironbark Zinc and Greenland Minerals will be among a number of companies to give updates on their projects in Greenland.
Greenland on a world map

Greenland on a world map

Greenland Government Mineral Resources Minister Vittus Qujaukitsoq will join officials from his government and Australian companies operating in the region for Greenland Day Perth on Wednesday next week.

Qujaukitsoq will give the 9am opening address at the University of Western Australia’s picturesque University Club on the Swan River, where delegates to the walk-in event will meet in the Banquet Hall South.

Session one after Qujaukitsoq’s opening will focus on the country’s geology and data available from exploration efforts.

Greenland Mineral Resources Ministry’s Julie Hollis and Anna Vass will be among the speakers and will be joined by Chris Kirkland from Australia’s Curtin University who share insights about geological processes from the Greenland geochronology database.

After first break, delegates will hear about mapping and research projects in Greenland, with Hollis and Vass joined by GEUS’ Kristine Thrane, who will speak about zinc prospectivity, and South Perth entity Tanbreez’s Hank Schønwandt.

A second break will lead into a third session starting in the morning where participants will hear about Greenland’s licensing and regulatory environment from MLSA’s Klaus Kuch Jensen and Qupanuk Olsen.

Australian Securities Exchange-listed Ironbark Zinc Ltd (ASX:IBG) will update delegates on its flagship Citronen Zinc-Lead Project, which is also prospective for germanium, while Greenland Minerals Ltd (ASX:GGG) will speak about its Kvanefjeld project.

Ironbark is seeking funding to build and operate Citronen which has an expected 14-year mine life for a peak annual production rate of about 200,000 tonnes of zinc metal.

Greenland Minerals’ Kvanefjeld project features 1.01 billion tonnes grading 1.1% rare earth oxides (REO) with a substantial uranium resource of 593 million pounds as well as zinc.

South Perth organisation Tanbreez will speak about its Kringlerne Rare Earth Elements Project

Perth-based Greenfields Exploration, an exploration incubator, will speak about its projects in east Greenland.

Speaking after lunch, Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Jørgen T Hammeken-Holm will open with an address on the country’s regulatory framework to be followed by PwC’s Ove Lykke Hindhede who will speak about taxation and royalty.

MLSA’s Qupanuk Olsen will then talk about Greenland’s infrastructure and service providers before a representative of Xploration Services and Ramboll speak about the industry’s service industry environment.

After the only afternoon break, Trent University’s Heather Nicol will speak about the triple bottom line affecting mining investment decisions — environmental, social and governance factors — before former Pt Capital president Mead Treadwell speaks about the country as an investment destination.

PRPI’s Dwayne Menezes will then lead a panel discussion on the Greenlandic brand and the value of its collaborative approach to mining industry value creation.

Menezes will then join Hammeken-Holm with closing remarks before a reception for delegates and the wider community at 5pm.

To RSVP or request a one-to-one meeting with a government official, email Anna Vass at

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