The mines of Långban

This mineralogical eldorado of Sweden is a unique site for the world.

Långban is internationally recognised for its unique diversity of minerals and complex geological history. More than 270 minerals have been discovered in the old mine area; 70 of them were discovered here for the first time. Around a dozen minerals are completely unique to Långban. A new mineral, Långbanshyttanite, was approved as recently as 2011. The area is thus one of the richest sources of minerals on the entire planet.

Last reviewed 2021-02-01