Greenland has an immense, un-exploited potential in raw materials, and the country is rich in resources from both the sea and mountains. SBC focuses on strengthening local businesses by keeping them up to date with the latest trends, practices, and developments in the raw material industry.
Raw Material Cluster
SBC builds bridges between Greenlandic and international corporations by participating in the Arctic Cluster of Raw Material, an industry network where knowledge is shared and connections are made. SBC also gathers knowledge by attending international raw material conferences such as the conference hosted by the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), which is among the biggest world’s fairs in the raw material industry. Read more at www.ACRM.dk and www.pdac.ca.
Train the Trainer
SBC shares information and know-how with local stakeholders and corporations through the Train-the-Trainer program. SBC offers counseling on topics such as the implementation of safety standards for companies who want to participate in projects related to raw materials.
Small Scale Projects
The small-scale program gives persons with residence in Greenland the opportunity to apply for a license for the gathering, quarrying, processing, and sale of jewelry stones and other minerals within the area described in the license. Small-scale permissions are only for projects with annual earnings under 100.000 Danish kr.
Ruby Mine in Qeqertasuatsiaat
In 2015 True North Gems Greenland started a ruby mine at Qeqertasuatsiaat. In support of this project, SBC assisted with a renovation of a polishing workspace in Qeqertarsuatsiaat. The workspace was refitted with new machines for processing rubies and other precious stones. True North Gems offers courses in the workspace to train workers in ruby processing.