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Greenland Trip Reports and Geology

I have explored the Ilimaussq Complex in South Greenland 8 times since 2001.  A few times I did it alone, but usually it was in the company of several other intrepid explorers.  The first few times I wrote some extensive trip reports covering this amazing locality in as much depth as I could muster.  Other folks also wrote trip reports and either published them on their own web sites, or in the Fluorescent Mineral Society UV Waves newsletter.

I've taken several of these write-ups and combined them for publication here:

The first, a 2008 Trip Report, shows what a single tour was like. 

The second - "Howie and his White Whale" is a combined report of one man's initial trip and how it turned into a subsequent quest for "Ahab's white whale" of fluorescent minerals - and became an obsession.   (Howie has visited the complex with me every year except for the first.)

The third report is a compilation of several reports I wrote in the early years.  Lots of pics (many taken before I really got very good at fluorescent photography, but they get the point across).  Lots of scenery pics....

I also made several presentations about the fluorescent minerals of Greenland - a history is posted here as a "Powerpoint movie" and/or a PDF file.  An early study is posted here as a PDF file.

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