Ivittuut

Ivittuut (ēˈvĭttōt) [key] or Ivigtut ēˈvĭgtōt, town, SW Greenland, on the Arsuk Fjord. The world's largest known cryolite deposit was discovered there in 1806. Mined since 1864, the deposit has been recently exhausted; stockpiled cryolite has been exported since 1969. The town is now deserted.

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