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Metals and Minerals Production

Mining and mineral production

Finland has a long history of mining activity, and Finnish metallurgical technology and manufacturers of mining equipment are well known throughout the international mining community. The exploitation of copper, nickel, cobalt, zinc and lead ores as well as chromium, vanadium and iron deposits has provided the raw material base for the country's metal industry, with significant processing and refining of copper and nickel concentrates at Harjavalta, zinc at Kokkola, and chromium at Kemi, and of iron at Raahe. The major industrial minerals mined in Finland are carbonates, apatite and talc.

  • Mining history dates back to 1540 when iron ore mining commenced
  • Some 270 metal mines have been in operation
  • Total output has been 250 million tons of ore (66% sulfide and 34% oxide ores)
  • Main commodities have been: Cu, Ni, Zn, Co, Cr, Fe, V
  • Industrial mineral operations include limestone, apatite, talc, quartz, feldspar and wollastonite
  • Well established mineral processing and refining plants exist for Cu, Ni, Zn, Co, Cr & Fe ores as well as for phosphorus fertilizers, titanium pigments & coating carbonates
Metal concentration mills,
and producers of steel and base metals
Industrial mineral and rock mines and quarries 1300s to 2013

Metal concentration mills, and producers of steel and base metals 

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Industrial mineral and rock mines and quarries 1300s to 2013 

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Statistics

Mining:
Ore mined in Finland

1970-2015

2000-2015

             
Mining in Finland Older 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Metallic ores Older 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Carbonate rocks Older 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Other industrial minerals Older 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Dimension stones Older 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Industrial rocks Older 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Metals and minerals production:
Production in Finland  1995-2000  2001-2005  2006-2010  2011-2015

Last updated: May 4, 2016