Business intelligence firm GlobalData reports that reserves of gold, diamonds, zinc, platinum, nickel, iron and rare-earth elements have come within reach of geological land mapping technologies in Greenland as a result of receding ice. Greenland’s Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum has awarded 150 exploration licences, compared with only a handful a decade ago. With the 57 000 Greenlanders still mulling opportunities that offer rewards but risk harming a pristine environment, not a single mining or oil project has yet got off the ground.
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