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Daily Archives: 28. April 2010 − News & Stories

Gold rush

The Nor­we­gi­an mining com­pa­ny Store Nor­ske is inves­ti­ga­ting gold occur­ren­ces in Spits­ber­gen, as repor­ted ear­lier on the­se pages. The area of inves­ti­ga­ti­on is the south side of St. Jons­fjord on the west coast, north of Isfjord. Four cores have been dril­led on Hol­mes­let­fjel­la, 500 met­res high; 4000 met­res of cores are sup­po­sed to be dril­led until June. The area of inte­rest stret­ches across 7 kilo­me­t­res, and seve­ral years of fur­ther rese­arch work are nee­ded until any mining can pos­si­bly be star­ted.

Map of Spits­ber­gen;
St. Jons­fjor­den is on the west coast
(GNU Les­ser Gene­ral Public Licen­se, crea­ted with Marb­le)

Gold rush Svalbard

Source: Sval­bard­pos­ten


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