Mines and drill core

Critical and strategic raw materials

Litium mineral spodumen.

There is a great demand for metals and minerals in today´s society. In Europe, we consume about a quarter of the world´s raw materials but produce only three percent. This means a large dependency on imports. According to the EU, European production of raw materials needs to increase.

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Geological information for mineral exploration

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SGU Map viewer

A very important part of SGUs responsibility is to survey and document the geology of Sweden – not least with a view to facilitate mineral exploration.

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Viscaria Alpina

Viscaria Alpina (Fjällnejlika) often grows on soil where there are mineralizations.

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Environmental monitoring and data hosting sediments

Ocean Surveyor. Photo.

Photo: Carl-Erik Alnavik/SGU

SGU performs the national environmental monitoring of offshore sediments and is the data host for marine and lake sediments.

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Amphibolite gneiss. Photo.

The Geological Survey of Sweden – SGU

The Geological Survey of Sweden, SGU, is the expert agency whose task is to provide geological information for society's needs in the short and long term. We show the way to sustainable use of soil, rock and groundwater in a changing world. SGU is a leader in the sustainable use of the country's mineral resources, and promotes sustainable growth and entrepreneurship.

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