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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

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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