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Boliden Mining Company Gold Mines

Producer of

Zinc, copper, lead, silver, gold

Location

Skellefte mining district, northeastern Sweden

Ownership

Boliden (100%)

Geology

Polymetallic sulphide mineralisation hosted in Precambrian supracrustal rocks

Mineral types

Massive sphalerite, galena, chacolpyrite and pyrite

Reserves

2.8Mt proven and probable sulphide ore (2005)

Annual production

1.78Mt ore, producing 249,000t of metal concentrates

Mining method

Open pit and various underground techniques

Recovery method

Crushing, grinding and flotation to produce copper, lead and zinc concentrates

Employment

500

Key equipment

Main recent investment has been in diesel-powered rail system for Petiknäs-Renström
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