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Boliden Copper Mine, Aitik, Sweden

Material Produced

Copper

Location

Northern Sweden

Ownership

Boliden (100%)

Geology

Mineralised Precambrian shear zone

Mineral Types

Chalcopyrite

Reserves

747t (518t of proven and 229t of probable reserves)

Annual Production

33t ore (2010)

Mining Method

Open pit, drill-blast-shovel loading-truck haulage

Recovery Method

In-pit crushing, grinding and conventional flotation

Employment

580

Open Pit

Bucyrus and P&H electric cable shovels

Komatsu H485 hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar 994 wheel loader

Caterpillar 789, 793, 797 and Unit Rig haul trucks

Concentrator

In-pit crusher

Automated crushing and grinding circuits

Microcel flotation columns and process control software
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