Mining industry booms in Finland

By: Xinhua

HELSINKI, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) — Mining in Finland has broken excavation volumes for three years in a row, although booming production still does not meet demand, an industry report said on Tuesday.

The report, published by the Finnish ministry of economic affairs and employment at a conference on mining and ore searching at Kittila, northwestern Finland, says that eleven mines are currently producing metal ore and 35 industrial minerals in Finland at a total output of 50 million tons. A new silver mine in the northeastern city of Sotkamo and a gold mine in southern city of Valkeakoski joined the league this year.

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