Melting Ice Caps Expose Mineral Wealth in Greenland

Melting Ice Caps Expose Mineral Wealth in Greenland
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Jeff Squires
  • 5 october 2007

As global warming continues to melt the polar ice cap away, rocks hidden from life for thousands of years are finally being exposed – and luring diamond miners with the prospect of striking it rich. All this comes after a 2.4-carat diamond was found at Garnet lake in west Greenland earlier this year. In addition to diamonds, other resources such as gold, zink, and oil are also being explored and are luring foreign investment to desolate island.

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