SOLID MINING
OPPORTUNITIES

Finland has a long history of mining tracing back to the 15th century. Currently Finland has over 40 active mines and over 30 interesting projects. Despite this, Finland has a lot of unexplored potential that enables opportunities also in green field exploration.

Active & current projects in Finland

  • Active mines
  • Current mine development projects
  • Current exploration projects
  • Mineral potential

Currently showing

  • Base metals
  • Diamond
  • High Tech metals
  • Other commodities
  • Precious metals
1
Kevitsa
Boliden AB
Main commodities: Ni, Cu
Other commodities: Pd, Co, PGE, Au, Pt, Ru, Os, Ir, Rh
Mining started: 2011
2
Jokisivu
Dragon Mining Oy
Main commodities: Au
Mining started: 2009
3
Orivesi
Dragon Mining Oy
Main commodities: Au
Mining started: 1994
4
Pampalo
Endomines Oy
Main commodities: Au
Mining started: 2011
5
Suurikuusikko
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
Main commodities: Au
Other commodities: Ag
Mining started: 2008
6
Pyhäsalmi
First Quantum Minerals Ltd
Main commodities: Zn, S, Cu
Other commodities: Ag, Au, Fe
Mining started: 1962
7
Sotkamon kaivos
Terrafame Oy
Main commodities: Ni, Cu, Zn
Other commodities: Co, U, Mn, Ag, Mo, Pd
Mining started: 2008
8
Kemi
Outokumpu Oy
Main commodities: Cr2O3
Mining started: 1966
9
Kylylahti
Boliden AB
Main commodities: Cu, Zn
Other commodities: Au, Ag, Ni, Co
Mining started: 2011
10
Siilinjärvi
Yara Suomi Oy
Main commodities: Phos, Apat
Other commodities: Cal, Mica
Mining started: 1966
11
Sakatti
AA Sakatti Mining Oy
Main commodities: Ni, Cu, PGM
12
Suhanko
Gold Frields Arctic Platinum Oy
Main commodities: PGM, Ni, Cu, Au
13
Mustavaara
Mustavaaran Kaivos Oy
Main commodities: V, Fe, Ti
14
Kolari
Hannukainen Mining Oy
Main commodities: Fe, Cu, Au
15
Otanmäki
Vuorokas Oy
Main commodities: V, Ti, Fe
16
Kaustinen
Keliber Oy
Main commodities: Li, Ta
17
Taivaljärvi
Sotkamo Silver AB
Main commodities: Ag, Au, Pb, Zn
18
Sokli
Yara
Main commodities: P, Fe, (REE, Nb)
19
Laiva
Nordic Mines Oy
Main commodities: Au
20
Pahtavaara
Rupert Resources
Main commodities: Au
21
Kaapelinkulma
Dragon Mining Oy
Main commodities: Au
22
Hautalampi
Vulcan Hautalampi Oy
Main commodities: Au
23
Aamurusko
Aurion Resources Ltd.
Main commodities: Au
24
Rompas-Palokas
Mawson Resources Ltd
Main commodities: Au
25
Satulinmäki
Sunstone Metals Ltd.
Main commodities: Au
26
Pitkäjärvi-Aitolampi
Beowulf Mining plc
Main commodities: TGC
27
Hammaslahti
BlueJay Mining plc
Main commodities: Cu, Ag
28
Koillismaa
Nortec Minerals Corp.
Main commodities: PGE + Au, Cu, Ni
29
Kuusamo
Nero Projects
Main commodities: Au-Co
30
Kiviniemi
Scandium International
Main commodities: Sc, Y, Zr
31
Timantti Diamond Project
Arctic Star Exploration
Main commodities: Diamond
32
Kuotko
Agnico-Eagle Ltd
Main commodities: Au
33
Lahtojoki
Karelian Diamond Resources
Main commodities: Diamond

Metallogenic Areas

Metallogenic Areas in Finland

Metallogenic Areas

Base metals (Ni, Co, Cu, Pb, Zn)
Ferrous metals (Cr, Fe, Mn, Ti, V)
Precious metals (Ag, Au, Pd, Pt, Rh)
Hight-tech metals (e, Li, Mo, Nb, REE, Sc, Sn, Ta, W, Zr)
Energy metals (U, Th)

Genetic type

Mafic-ultramafic intrusion
Volcanic
Outokumpu type
Orogenic type
Talvivaara type
Other

Prospectivity Model

Prospectivity Model Finland

A regional scale orogenic gold prospectivity model. This model is constructed by integrating data from till geochemical survey (Fe, Co, Cu and Te), airborne geophysics (electromagnetic), gravity survey and geological map (major structures and metamorphic facies) using fuzzy logic technique. The output map is classified to highlight the most prospective areas for orogenic gold deposits in red colour.

Median Estimated Undiscovered Au

Median Estimated Undiscovered Au

Median estimates of undiscovered gold resources plotted on permissive areas (tracts). The symbols indicate the estimated total resource within the permissive area, and do not give the location of the undiscovered deposits within the area.

WHY COME TO FINLAND

Geology and databases

Finland is located on the Fennoscandian shield, which has strong similarities to Canada and Australia indicating strong mineral potential. The area is still much unexplored

GTK maintains online maps, which show the mineral deposits, mines and drilling sites in Finland as well as a comprehensive selection of geological data sets. This data is readily available for exploration and mining companies.

Geology and databases

Research and development

Finland hosts leading education, research and development facilities. The government strongly supports research organizations and private companies to develop green and sustainable mining technologies.

Research and development

Infrastructure

Advanced transport infrastructure and logistics are key strengths of Finland’s domestic economy Business is served by an extensive network of roads and railways, and by a vast network of waterways, canals and sea lanes. Energy pricing is competitive and power grid covers the whole country.

 

Infrastructure

Policy and social environment

Finland is politically and socially stable and ranked one of lowest risk countries in the world. Regulation base is predictable.  Finland is consistently rated among the top countries for mining policy and its legislation.

Policy and social environment
HOW TO COME TO FINLAND
1

Opportunity Evaluation

GTK provides world's best geodata and professional service oriented staff for your purposes.

2

Targeting

Select the most prospective areas for your commodity, using all available data.

3

Local presence & exploration permit

Establish your local presence. At simplest a branch or dedicated company. Next apply for exploration permits by submitting the application to Tukes, the Finnish Mining Authority, gaining exclusive mineral rights for 5-15 years (with extensions).

 

4

Exploration

Plan, execute and discover. World class local service providers available. Remember stakeholder relations throughout the project.

5

Project development

Convert your resources into reserves with comprehensive feasibility studies following your preferred reporting code. Service providers are available for support with firsthand experience of the local conditions and operating framework, having significant positive effect on project costs. These include the GTK Mintec pilot plant and laboratory facilities.

6

Mining permits

In parallel with feasibility studies, proceed with the permitting procedures. Their integration is crucial to provide sufficiently detailed technical plans and the respective impact assessment and mitigation plans.

7

Invest, construct & operate

Undertake the project implementation (detailed engineering, procurement, construction). Local service providers have unparalleled expertise in relation to local conditions, including winter construction. Well-known Finnish technology companies can provide the best available technical solutions for your processing needs. In parallel with the operations, continue nearmine and greenfield exploration for other promising deposits. Please remember to keep your stakeholders informed.

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