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In Polar Podcasts, you'll hear stories from geologists who've spent their careers - their lives - exploring and studying the remarkable and remote geology of Greenland. Why did they become fascinated with Greenland? What were the problems and the discoveries that drove them? And what was it like working in these remote places, where few people venture - even now?

Polar Podcasts Julie Hollis

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In Polar Podcasts, you'll hear stories from geologists who've spent their careers - their lives - exploring and studying the remarkable and remote geology of Greenland. Why did they become fascinated with Greenland? What were the problems and the discoveries that drove them? And what was it like working in these remote places, where few people venture - even now?

    31: Allen Nutman: A lifelong love of making geological maps

    31: Allen Nutman: A lifelong love of making geological maps

    In this last episode of Polar Podcasts, we hear more from Allen Nutman, Professor of Geology at the University of Wollongong in Australia, about his lifelong passion for making geological maps, focused particularly on the Nuuk region, where he has spent decades mapping some of the oldest rocks in the world.

    • 15 min
    30: Bjørn Thomassen: Chasing gold in wild weather, North-West Greenland

    30: Bjørn Thomassen: Chasing gold in wild weather, North-West Greenland

    In this episode, we hear more from Bjørn Thomassen, emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about facing severe storms while following up on gold anomalies on Kiatak – Northumberland Island – in northwest Greenland.

    • 17 min
    29: Kent Brooks: Mantle xenoliths and dislocated shoulders

    29: Kent Brooks: Mantle xenoliths and dislocated shoulders

    In this episode we hear more from Kent Brooks, emeritus Professor at the Geological Museum in Copenhagen, about the chance discovery of an unusual rock he picked up in East Greenland that led to years of productive research about the nature of the Earth’s mantle far beneath the Earth’s surface.

    • 11 min
    28: Bjørn Thomassen: Encounters with animals while prospecting for lead-zinc in east Greenland

    28: Bjørn Thomassen: Encounters with animals while prospecting for lead-zinc in east Greenland

    In this episode, we hear more from Bjørn Thomassen, Emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about some of his experiences with wildlife around Flemming Fjord, in central East Greenland, while prospecting for barium, lead and zinc.

    • 12 min
    27: Agnete Steenfelt – From geochemical exploration to a Greenland-wide geochemical map

    27: Agnete Steenfelt – From geochemical exploration to a Greenland-wide geochemical map

    In this episode, we hear more from Agnete Steenfelt, emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about developing the Greenland-wide geochemical sampling into a regional geochemical map of the whole island – a culmination of over 30 years work.

    • 10 min
    26: Bjørn Thomassen – Stalked by a polar bear in East Greenland

    26: Bjørn Thomassen – Stalked by a polar bear in East Greenland

    In this episode we hear more from Bjørn Thomassen, emeritus senior scientist at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, about a close encounter with a polar bear while on field work in east Greenland.

    • 10 min

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riddikuluspatronus1 ,

Awesome!

The interviews are great! Detailed stories and 1st person views of the experiences of geologists. The host has great chemistry with the guests. Entertaining and intriguing! Looking forward to more!

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