Geology of Greenland

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Greenland is the largest island on Earth. Only one-fifth of its surface area is exposed bedrock, the rest being covered by ice. The exposed surface is approximately 410,000 km2.

Its geology is dominated by crystalline rocks of the Precambrian Shield.[1]

There are large deposits of rare earth oxides at Kvanefjeld.

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  1. ^ "Greenland Geology." Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. 20 June 2003 (retrieved 26 Dec 2010)