Arctic deserts, part I (Uummannaq)


This may sound like a contradiction, but it is actually true. Not only does Greenland have lots of ice and snow, but it also has deserts; Arctic deserts. There is actually less precipitation in North-Eastern Greenland than there is in the Sahara.


Arctic deserts, part I (Uummannaq) 

Artist: Pierre Auzias 

Denomination: DKK 15.00 

Date of issue: 21. January 2019 

10 stamps per sheet. 

Exterior dimensions: 40,00 mm x 28,50 mm 

Format: G - horizontal 

Print method: Offset 

Paper: TR4 

One of these Arctic deserts is located near Uummannaq, north of Disko Bay.
The Arctic desert is an incredible mineral landscape, where sulphur and iron-rich minerals crumble into yellow sulphur. There are many unique stones, some of which are estimated to be more than 1.5 million years old.

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