The Mofjell project: summary and conclusions
The Mofjell project commenced in 2008 as a cooperation between GEXCO Norge AS, the county administration of Nordland and NGU. As GEXCO faced financial difficulties the external funding ended in 2009. The project area included Mofjellet and the eastern part of Plurdalen, an area with a large potential for economic sulfide deposits with Zn, Cu, Pb, Ag and Au. NGU has focused on establishing the geological setting of the Mofjell Group and its relation to ore formation. Another very important goal has been to assess the potential for economic ore deposits in the area, including enrichment of precious metals. On the basis of lithological observations and geochemistry, the Mofjell Group consists of a largely bimodal volcanic-sedimentary assemblage formed in an island-arc to back-arc setting. The data also show that the proportion of felsic volcanic rocks is much higher than previously described. A bimodal volcanic suite mixed with sediments is a geological environment which is regarded as favorable for both rich and large sulfide deposits.
Mofjellet, Nordland - berggrunn og malmpotensialet