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History Of Mining In Sweden

History Of Mining In Sweden

  • Early medieval origins of iron mining and settlement in

    Early medieval origins of iron mining and settlement in

    Feb 01, 2011 The Norberg mining district is considered the oldest of the early iron mining districts in Sweden. More than 1000 historical mining-related sites have been registered, which include at least 360 mining areas consisting of more than 1030 mine pits or shafts, 115 smelting houses or furnaces and 40 forges Petterson, 1994.

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  • Early medieval origins of iron mining and settlement in

    Early medieval origins of iron mining and settlement in

    Feb 01, 2011 The historical Norberg mining district in central Sweden with its shallow, easily accessible iron ores figures prominently in the earliest documents from the 14th century concerning mining or metallurgy. This 1000-km2 district is considered to be one of the first areas in Sweden exploited for iron ores and, in fact, Europes oldest known blast furnace, Lapphyttan, is located in the Norberg district about 10 km from the mines

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  • Learn more about Swedens mining industry

    Learn more about Swedens mining industry

    Sweden is Europes leading mining nation as it accounts for 91 of the continents iron ore, as well as 9 of the copper and 24-39 of its lead, zinc, silver and gold. In 2014, Swedish ore production broke a new record for the fifth year in a row the increase was 2 from the previous year, and production amounted to about 89.1 million tons.

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  • Kiruna Iron Ore Mine Sweden Mining Technology Mining

    Kiruna Iron Ore Mine Sweden Mining Technology Mining

    With an ore body 4km-long, 80m-thick and reaching a depth of 2km, LKABs Kiruna is the worlds largest, most modern underground iron ore mine located in northern Sweden. Since mining began at the iron ore operation more than 100 years ago, Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB LKAB produced over 950Mt of ore, yet only one-third of the original ore ...

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  • Hurstwic Iron Production in the Viking Age

    Hurstwic Iron Production in the Viking Age

    Iron Production in the Viking Age. Although Norse people knew of mining and mined some iron ore in a variety of locations throughout Scandinavia, most Viking era iron was smelted from bog iron. The photo to the left shows the bog at Rau anes in Iceland, where Skallagr mur Kveld lfsson, one of the early settlers in Iceland, had his smithy.

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  • Immigration to the Iron Range 18801930 MNopedia

    Immigration to the Iron Range 18801930 MNopedia

    Tens of thousands of immigrants arrived from Finland, Austria-Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Canada, England, and over thirty other places of origin. These immigrants mined the ore that made the Iron Range famous and built its communities. Minnesota has three iron mining ranges, which are collectively known as the Iron Range.

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  • PDF Tracing modern environmental conditions to their

    PDF Tracing modern environmental conditions to their

    history of the Gladhammar mining area, southeastern Sweden. The aim was to identify and trace human impacts on the landscape, specifically in connection with settlement and metal production.

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  • Tracing modern environmental conditions to their roots in

    Tracing modern environmental conditions to their roots in

    We present results from a multidisciplinary project using lake sediment as a natural archive in combination with archaeology to investigate the earliest history of the Gladhammar mining area, southeastern Sweden. The aim was to identify and trace human impacts on the landscape, specifically in connection with settlement and metal production.

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  • Our company Sandvik Group

    Our company Sandvik Group

    Sandvik at a glance. Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering Group with about 37,000 employees with a strong commitment to enhancing customer productivity, profitability and sustainability. Our operations are based on unique expertise in materials technology, extensive knowledge about industrial processes and close customer cooperation.

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