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The Talvivaara mine is one of the largest nickel mines in Finland.[4] The mine is located in Sotkamo in Kainuu region of Finland. The mine is owned by government-established Terrafame, which bought it from the bankruptcy-bound Talvivaara Mining Company in 2015.[3] Its annual production capacity is over 10 million tonnes of ore. The mine has reserves amounting to 1 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.22% nickel, 0.13% copper, 0.5% zinc and 0.02% cobalt thus resulting 2.2 million tonnes of nickel, 1.3 million tonnes of copper, 5 million tonnes of zinc and 0.2 million tonnes of cobalt.[4]

Talvivaara mine
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Aerial photograph of Talvivaara mine in June 2013.
Location
LocationSotkamo
RegionKainuu
CountryFinland
Production
ProductsNickel, Copper, Zinc, Cobalt
Production20,864 tons nickel; 47,205 tons zinc[1]
Financial year2017
TypeOpen-pit
History
Opened2008 (2008)[2]
Owner
CompanyTerrafame
Websitewww.terrafame.com/front-page.html
Year of acquisition2015[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Terrafame's net sales more than doubled in 2017 – EBITDA positive". Terrafame. 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  2. ^ "Talvivaara produces first metal on schedule". Mining weekly. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
  3. ^ a b "Govt steps in to save Talvivaara mining operations". Yle Uutiset. 2015-08-07. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  4. ^ a b "Geology". Talvivaara Mining Company. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-30.

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