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"The iron mining!"

The guided tour to the mine provides a great opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the mining process and how mining activities affect the people living in the neighbouring areas. Kiruna is one of the largest underground iron ores in the world.

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Kiruna Mine

The Kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine is located in Kiruna in Norrbotten County, Lapland. The mine which is owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB, a large Swedish mining company, has an annual production capacity of over 26 million tonnes of iron ore. In 2008 the mine produced 27.5 million tonnes of iron ore. The Kiruna mine has an ore body which is 4 kilometres long, 80 metres to 120 metres thick and reaching a depth of up to 2 kilometres . Since mining began at the site in 1898, the mine has produced over 950 million tonnes of ore.


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