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Finnish mine will wake up to new life after closure

Picture of Pyhäsalmi mine area in Pyhäjärvi, Finland, showing the old tower and other buildings, including ore mill facility behind the ore conveyor. Photo: Wikimedia, credit: Usv
Picture of Pyhäsalmi mine area in Pyhäjärvi, Finland, showing the old tower and other buildings, including ore mill facility behind the ore conveyor. Photo: Wikimedia, credit: Usv
Published by
Markku Björkman - 10 Sep 2018

The 1.5-kilometer deep Pyhäsalmi mine in Finland will be shut down within a year. Ore mining
ceases, but the mine is waking up to a new life.

Inside one of Europe's deepest mines, potatoes and nettles are already grown. There are also plans to start cultivation of hops and other crops.

In the future, it will be possible to grow fish in the many caves of the mine. The project already financed will investigate the establishment of an underground fish farm. In the mine, for example, you can grow valuable tropical fish.

Pyhäjoki mine can also be converted to the data center, seed bank, and super safe storage building. Cheese, spirits, and gold can be stored safely.

Pyhäjärvi mining project manager Sakari Nokela says it is important to find a suitable activity that preserves the lifeblood of one of Europe's deepest mines.

- If no new operators are found, the mine is slowly filled with water.

Source: Kaleva.