fb  Spitsbergen Panoramas - 360-degree panoramas  de  en  nb  Spitsbergen Shop  
Home* News and Stories → Gold rush

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 (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!



This and other publishing products of the Spitsbergen publishing house in the Spitsbergen-Shop.

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange