GEOLOGY AND RESERVES : KIRUNA IRON ORE MINE

Jun 28th, 2015
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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. Since mid-1999, Kiruna’s haulage level at a depth of 775m

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KirunaIron Ore Mine, SwedenWith 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. 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. Since mid-1999, Kirunas haulage level at a depth of 775m has been replaced by the next level down at 1,045m, which will support production until 2018. The operation employs 1,800 people, of whom 400 work in the mine.In 2004, Kiruna produced 14.5Mt of iron ore products ou

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