Ujarassiorit 2017 – mineral hunt for more than 29 years

The national mineral hunt - has started up. In 2017 Ujarassiorit has existed for 29 years

Ujarassiorit – the national mineral hunt - has started up. In 2017 Ujarassiorit has existed for 29 years.

A total of DKK 120,000 tax free prizes is awarded, of which the first prize is DKK 55,000.

Ujarassiorit is administered and financed by the Ministry of Mineral Resources. The winners receive prizes from the following companies and funds:

The Bank of Greenland’s Industrial Fund and Alba Mineral Resources Plc. have each contributed with DKK 40,000 to the total prize amount.

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

On the webpage www.ujarassiorit.gl the mineral hunters can find relevant information about how to participate in Ujarassiorit. One can also download folders and publications which may be of help in the mineral hunt. An example of this is the booklet, ”Mineral-guide – Prospektering for amatører”, which is available free of charge at every post office in July.

At the post office cardboard boxes are available and there is a delivery note which the mineral hunter must fill out with name, address etc. There is also a map on which the finding place should be marked. Postage is free of charge.

The sample must be received before October 1st 2017 to participate in this year’s mineral hunt.

Only amateur geologists with a permanent address in Greenland can participate. Only samples from Greenland can be submitted and only samples with an exact description of finding place will qualify for a prize. Each cardboard box should contain only one rock sample the size of a fist and the sample should preferable not be a loose rock. Submitted samples will not be returned.

Happy hunting!

The Ministry of Mineral Resources

For information regarding Ujarassiorit and geology please contact:

Geologist Jonas Petersen,

Coordinator of Ujarassiorit-programme

Phone: +299 34 65 49

E-mail: jpet@nanoq.gl and mmr@nanoq.gl


Geologist Arent Heilmann,

Phone: +299 34 68 12

E-mail: area@nanoq.gl and mmr@nanoq.gl