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  • More positive attitudes to mining in Sweden

    Six out of ten people (62 %) between the ages of 18 and 79 think that the Swedish mining industry should be given the opportunity to develop in order to secure the supply of important metals, and every second person (49 %) could see themselves accepting an active mine in their vicinity. This is revealed by a survey carried out by the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) in cooperation with survey & analysis company Novus.

    24 January 2023

  • Statistics of the Swedish Mining Industry 2021

    The Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) publish a yearly statistical summary of the Swedish mining and mineral industry. In relation to the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, SGU releases an English version of the report for the first time.

    12 January 2023

  • SGU requests modernization of the Continental Shelf Act

    Today, on the 29 November 2022, SGU has made a formal request to the government regarding the need to modernize the Swedish Continental Shelf Act. The reason is that the Act fails to take today´s circumstances into account. This poses a risk to the implementation of the green transformation.

    29 November 2022

  • Exploration Newsletter September 2022

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

    9 September 2022

  • New decision-making procedures for permits to explore the continental shelf

    An amendment to the Swedish Continental Shelf Ordinance will enter into force on 1 July 2022. The amendment means that, with a few exceptions, the Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU) will become the decision-making authority for applications relating to surveying of the continental shelf.

    6 July 2022

  • New report on contaminants in Swedish sea areas

    SGU has since 2003 investigated the levels of metals and organic contaminants in sediments on the Swedish sea floor, both in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The results, including the latest survey in 2020/2021, are now published in a new report. Among the results are unexpectedly high levels of fluorinated compounds, so called PFASs, in the Gulf of Bothnia.

    29 June 2022

  • Exploration Newsletter March 2022

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

    17 March 2022

  • New version of BetterGeo mod for Minecraft

    The mod BetterGeo 3.0 for Minecraft has now been released! It includes new blocks, new features, new advancements and more fun. The new release immerses the player in the world of raw materials; you can learn about more about geology, natural resources, and important metals needed for the energy transition such as cobalt, lithium, and rare earth metals.

    22 December 2021

  • The FRAME project shows the potential for critical raw materials in Europe

    Access to critical raw materials is increasingly important when the EU push towards climate smart technology. The FRAME project has made progress in identifying the mineral resource potential in EU.

    10 November 2021

  • Exploration Newsletter October 2021

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

    4 October 2021

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