The map viewer "Mineral permits map" shows valid, applied and expired exploration and exploration permits.
How many mines are there in Sweden?
In Sweden anyone intending to explore or mine a mineral deposit may be granted a permit to do so under the Minerals Act, regardless of who owns the land.
Starting on August 1st, 2018, in accordance to a change in the Minerals Act (1991: 45), uranium will be removed from the list of concession minerals in Chapter 1. 1 § 1 Minerals Act.
The Mining Inspectorate (Bergsstaten) has its office in Luleå.
Sweden's national interest in minerals exploitation derives from the fact that it provides raw materials for the production of a very large proportion of everything an industrial society needs.
The Inspectorate is headed by the Chief Mining Inspector who decides on matters falling under the Minerals Act.