• Reduced Swedish ore production in 2023 due to shaky world economy

    Reduced production of ore and thus also reduced turnover for the Swedish mining industry. This was the result for 2023 according to the latest edition of the report Statistics of the Swedish Mining Industry from the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU). The reason for the reductions was the weakened world economy.

    30 May 2024

  • Exploration Newsletter February 2024

    What´s up in the exploration and mining industry in Sweden? Find out by downloading the latest issue of Exploration Newsletter.

    27 February 2024

  • High levels of critical raw materials in mining waste from Bergslagen

    High levels of critical raw materials such as rare earth elements, phosphorus and tungsten are found in old mining waste in Bergslagen. This is shown by two new reports from the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU). The potential resources are far from sufficient to meet the needs of Europe’s industries but could still contribute to the supply of critical raw materials.

    31 January 2024

  • Insights on the Ockelbo domain may affect future exploration

    230 versus 6,099. That's how big a difference it is in the number of iron mineralisation between two areas in Bergslagen with otherwise comparable bedrock. But what is it due to? A new report from the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) tries to answer that. The answer is important for the planning of future exploration.

    19 January 2024

  • SGU’s airborne geophysical data from 2023 surveys are now available

    Geophysical data from airborne surveys performed during the summer of 2023 are now available for order. The surveys included parts of Kalmar, Jönköping, Östergötland and Gävleborg county and focused on areas of mineralogical interest.

    17 January 2024

  • Mining waste in Northern Lapland could be a future resource

    In this second report from the results from sampling of waste from closed Swedish mines, SGU look at the northern parts of Lapland in Sweden. The results show high grades of lead, copper, and zinc from waste rock and tailings from three closed mines: Viscaria, Pahtohavare and Laisvall.

    9 November 2023

  • Mine waste and artisanal and small-scale mining in focus at ITP308 in 2023

    Another year has passed and the ITP program has been active with several activities during the year, including the start of two new groups and two regional conferences in Zambia and Rwanda. A brief summary of the year follows. Get a good view of the ITP308 programme in the film below, including interviews with some of the participants from 2023.

    6 November 2023

  • New insights on Swedish mining waste may contribute to a circular economy

    Old mining waste may be an important part of a circular and resource-efficient economy. But increased knowledge of secondary resources is needed. The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) is now publishing the first of a total of six reports with results from sampling of waste from closed Swedish mines.

    17 October 2023

  • New Chief Mining Inspector appointed

    Helena Kjellson has been appointed as new Chief Mining Inspector of the Mining Inspectorate of Sweden. The decision was taken at a government meeting on Thursday 21 September. Kjellson has been serving as deputy Chief Mining Inspector since the summer of 2022 until the government could appoint a permanent replacement for the previous Chief Mining Inspector.

    27 September 2023

  • Characteristics of granite in Bergslagen can show the way to findings of tungsten

    Unique characteristics of certain granites in the western Bergslagen ore district in Sweden can be a clue in the search for critical raw materials such as tungsten and fluorspar. This is shown in a new report from the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU).

    19 September 2023