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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.
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.