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Kiruna Iron Ore Mine

Produces

Iron ore

Location

Northern Sweden

Ownership

LKAB

Geology Type

Precambrian apatite-bearing iron ores

Mineral Type

Magnetite

Reserve Base

800Mt plus projected extensions

Expected Annual Production

35Mt of iron-ore products

Mining method

Automated sub-level caving underground

Processing method

Wet beneficiation and pelletising

Employment

1,800

Contractors

Mine development - Siab

Raiseboring - Skanska

Underground

Atlas Copco drilling equipment

Indau raise borers

Tamrock load-haul-dumps

Alfa Laval automated ore transport system

ABB automated hoist system

Howden Variax ventilation fans
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