Request for Quotation

kiruna iron mine kiruna

Visit Kiruna Mine in Kiruna

The LKAB Iron-Ore Mine is built on the world's largest underground iron-ore deposit. Established more than a century ago, LKAB, or Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag, is the reason the town of Kiruna exists. Venture 772 feet (540 meters) underground to see an area where 20 million tons (18,143 694 tonnes) of iron ore are dug up each year. The iron ore sent out each day by this mine and its sister

Get Price

Kiruna mine in Kiruna, Sweden (Google Maps)

The Kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine is located in Kiruna in Norrbotten County, Lapland. The mine which is owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB, a large Swedish mining company, has an annual production capacity of over 26 million tonnes of iron

Get Price

Show Mines of Sweden: LKAB InfoMine Kiruna

The ore seam at Kiruna is 4km long, 80-120m thick and reaches a depth of 2km. Kiruna Mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine of the world. The Kiruna orebody was formed at around 1,600Ma ago following intense volcanic activity. Iron-rich solutions precipitated the iron on to a syenite porphyry footwall.

Get Price

Moving a town to save a mine: the story of Kiruna

Kiruna and Malmberget got developed because of the mining industry up here and they still rely on iron ore and copper industry over 100 years later." However, one drawback of this historically close connection is that disruptions to the mine can have damaging effects

Get Price

Abisko Kiruna

Nov 27, 2016In other words, the ground beneath Kiruna is sinking towards the mine as the mine goes deeper. In time, Kiruna will cease to exist if it does not move out. So, instead of closing the mine, one of the largest iron ore mines in the world, the city is moving instead, several kilometres further.

Get Price

Kiruna mine tour, Kiruna – Routes North

Dec 17, 2014Kiruna mine tour. The mountain called Kiirunavaara has been exploited by miners for more than a century but the vast seam of iron ore running beneath it is still thought to be the biggest on earth. Roughly disk-shaped, it's more than 80 metres wide and extends down into the ground at a 60-degree angle for around 4km.

Get Price

Kiruna: The Swedish town which must move or disappear into

Apr 08, 2015The Swedish town which must be moved or destroyed - In pictures. At an estimated cost of over $2billion, LKAB will begin the process of dismantling and moving the historic town of Kiruna this month, to make room for Europe's biggest iron ore mine. Among the buildings which must make the move are the town's ice hotel,

Get Price

LKAB's Visitor Centre (Kiruna)

Planning a trip to LKAB's Visitor Centre in Kiruna? See 366 reviews, articles, and 219 photos of LKAB's Visitor Centre on TripAdvisor. Flights Holiday Rentals Restaurants Things to do Come along to the world's largest underground iron-ore mine. We go by bus directly from the Tourist Center into the mountain and down to the show mine LKAB

Get Price

A Kiruna Winter Itinerary

Dec 09, 2017Background on Kiruna. The population is due to the LKAB iron ore mine. It has the world's largest underground and modern iron ore mine in the world. The mine directly employs about 2,000 people. The ore mine is why Kiruna exists as a large city but

Get Price

Kiruna

Kiirunavaara is an iron ore mine that is the town's primary economic resource. Luossavaara is a former mine and now used as a skiing slope. The city is built near the lake Luossajrvi with outflow to the Luossajoki that flows in the Torne river at Laxforsen. The area around Kiruna is very sparsely populated.

Get Price

Best Things To Do in Kiruna

Kiruna is popular all over the world because of the presence of iron ore. During the first decades of Kiruna's existence, no road connected it to the outside world. The railway came to Kiruna on 15 October 1899. The completion of railway line made the tourism possible in Kiruna.

Get Price

Kiruna travel

The citizens of Kiruna (Giron in Sami) have for many years had to live with the news that their city is on the verge of collapsing into an enormous iron mine. Fortunately a solution is under way: the building of a new city 3km to the east, largely funded by the mining company.

Get Price

Kiruna Sweden

Kiruna in Swedish Lapland Welcome to Kiruna, the beating heart of Swedish Lapland, home of the northern lights, the world famous ICEHOTEL and the largest underground iron ore mine in the world! Visit Kiruna is the one stop shop for information you will need when visiting the Kiruna Lapland region.

Get Price

Kiruna Mine

Oct 18, 2012Kiruna and its story with the iron ore mine. It's the place where the largest underground Iron Ore mine of the world is found, with a metal extension of 4km in length, 80m in width and 2km deep. The history of Kiruna is linked with the mine itself: it was founded in 1902 to house the employees of the mine and inaugurated one year after by the King.

Get Price

The City of Kiruna Is Being Relocated So It Doesn't Get

Laura Paddison/HuffPost Plumes of smoke rise from LKAB's iron ore mine in Kiruna, Sweden. Mining tunnels incline under the city, leaving Kiruna perched perilously on top of crumbling rocks. These "cave in, part by part, and in the end will swallow our city," says Landin.

Get Price

Mining

The mining takes place in the underground mines in Kiruna and Malmberget, and at the Gruvberget and Leveniemi surface mines in Svappavaara. How LKAB mines iron ore. Most of LKAB's ore is mined at depths of more than one kilometre in the two underground mines. The ore deposits are mostly large, solid slabs of iron ore, extending several hundreds of metres down into the ground.

Get Price

Our commitment extends far beyond the mines

LKAB's core business is the mining and processing of iron ore for the steel industry. A combination of research and development, alongside collaboration with customers, has extended the portfolio with in-house, innovative technologies, products and services.

Get Price

Kiruna Iron Mine, Kiruna

Kiruna Iron Mine is the world's largest and most modern underground iron ore mine. It is owned by a large Swedish mining company called Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB. The iron ore site, which began operations in the year 1898, is 4km long, and 80m to 120m thick, reaching up to a depth of 2km.

Get Price

Kiruna: the town being moved 3km east so it doesn't fall

Oct 22, 2014Kiruna: the town being moved 3km east so it doesn't fall into a mine. But the deep deposit of magnetite has proved a strong enough magnet to keep people here. Driven by the insatiable global appetite for construction, the mine has become the world's largest iron ore extraction site, producing 90% of all the iron in Europe, enough to build more than six Eiffel Towers a day. And demand continues to

Get Price

Landsat Image Gallery

Kiruna, the largest underground iron ore mine in the world, has been in operation since 1900. But recent years have brought change for the residents of the nearby town. In coming decade, the 23,000 people and their homes and businesses will move three kilometers (nearly two miles) away.

Get Price

Relocation of Kiruna town due to iron ore mine, Sweden

The world's largest underground iron ore mine is located in Kiruna, Sweden. The Swedish iron ore mining company LKAB (abbreviation of Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB) was established in 1890, which makes it one of Sweden's oldest industrial companies.

Get Price

Kiruna masterplan

Kiruna is home to the largest iron ore mine in the world; an equivalent of six Eiffel towers worth of high-grade ore is extracted every 24 hours. Run by the state-owned company LKAB, two thirds of Kiruna's population are dependent upon the mine for employment. However, this demographic is changing; in recent times, the city has experienced

Get Price

Kiruna Iron Mine

Kiruna, the largest underground iron ore mine in the world, has been in operation since 1900. But recent years have brought change for the residents of the nearby town. In coming decade, the 23,000 people and their homes and businesses will move three kilometers (nearly two miles) away.

Get Price

Relocation of Kiruna town due to iron ore mine, Sweden

The world's largest underground iron ore mine is located in Kiruna, Sweden. The Swedish iron ore mining company LKAB (abbreviation of Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB) was established in 1890, which makes it one of Sweden's oldest industrial companies. The mine has been in operation for over a hundred years and has been incredibly important for the Swedish economy [1].

Get Price

Kiruna

With an ore body 4km long, 80m thick and reaching a depth of 2km, LKAB's Kiruna is the world's largest, most modern underground iron ore mine. Since mining began here over 100 years ago, LKAB has produced over 950Mt of ore, yet only one third of the original ore body has been extracted.

Get Price

Kiruna

Magnetite-apatite-actinolite rocks, similar to those at Kiruna, Sweden, and the St. Francois Mountains, Missouri, are associated with seven epizonal plutons that intrude andesitic stra-. tovolcanoes of a broadly folded, early Proterozoic continental magmatic arc located in the northwestern Canadian Shield.

Get Price

Kiruna

With an ore body 4km long, 80m thick and reaching a depth of 2km, LKAB's Kiruna is the world's largest, most modern underground iron ore mine. Since mining began here over 100 years ago, LKAB has produced over 950Mt of ore, yet only one third of the original ore body has been extracted.

Get Price

Travel guide to Kiruna

May 19, 2017Kiruna is Sweden's northernmost town and one of the largest of European Lapland. This remote town was founded in 1900 and has the world's largest and underground iron ore mine. Kiruna is located above the arctic polar circle, meaning that the Sun doesn't set in the summer and doesn't come out for almost a month in the winter.

Get Price

Kiruna Iron Mine, Kiruna

Kiruna Iron Mine is the world's largest and most modern underground iron ore mine. It is owned by a large Swedish mining company called Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB. The iron ore site, which began operations in the year 1898, is 4km long, and 80m to 120m thick, reaching up to a depth of 2km.

Get Price

Kiruna mine in Kiruna, Sweden (Google Maps)

The Kiruna mine is the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine is located in Kiruna in Norrbotten County, Lapland. The mine which is owned by Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB, a large Swedish mining company, has an annual production capacity of

Get Price