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The mining permit of Keliber Oy's Syväjärvi mine legally valid

Photo: Keliber
Photo: Keliber
Published by
Simon Matthis - 17 Jan 2019

The mining permit for Keliber’s Syväjärvi mine area, granted by Tukes in December 2018 under the Mining Act (621/2011), is now legally valid. Permit is valid until further notice with the review interval of 10 years. Based on the granted permit, a mine area of Syväjärvi and an auxiliary area (connection road) will be established in accordance with section 19 of the Mining Act.

 

Commencing the mining operations, the proceedings establishing a mining area, are required. In the proceedings establishing a mining area, the holder of the mining permit is given the right to use the mining area for mining operations. During the proceedings establishing a mining area, the date when the permitted activities may commence in the area, is determined, as well as the compensation for the right of use the property and the compensations if inconvenience or damages are caused to the properties. The National Land Survey of Finland is responsible for performing the proceedings.

 

The annual maximum of spodumene ore to be mined from Syväjärvi will be 540,000 tonnes. The mined ore will be hauled for further processing at the company's Kalavesi concentrator in Kaustinen. In Kalavesi, the ore will be crushed, milled and floated to spodumene concentrate, which in turn is transported to the company's chemical plant in Kokkola Industrial Park, where the battery grade lithium chemical is produced.

 

“We are pleased that the mining permit for Syväjärvi mine is now legally valid. This is an important milestone for our project. We expect that we will be able to complete the proceedings establishing the mining area in the coming months,” says Pertti Lamberg, CEO of Keliber Oy.

The property lies in the famous Cobalt province and is approximately 47 km south of the town of Cobalt. The picture shows an old mine in the town of Cobalt. In the early 1900s, the area was heavily mined for silver; the silver ore also contained cobalt. By 1910, the community was the fourth highest producer of silver in the world. Mining declined significantly by the 1930s, together with the local population. In late 2017 one publication referred to Cobalt as a ghost town, but the high demand for cobalt, used in making batteries for mobile devices and electric vehicles, is leading to great interest in the area among mining companies. Photo: Wikipedia, credit: P199
The property lies in the famous Cobalt province and is approximately 47 km south of the town of Cobalt. The picture shows an old mine in the town of Cobalt. In the early 1900s, the area was heavily mined for silver; the silver ore also contained cobalt. By 1910, the community was the fourth highest producer of silver in the world. Mining declined significantly by the 1930s, together with the local population. In late 2017 one publication referred to Cobalt as a ghost town, but the high demand for cobalt, used in making batteries for mobile devices and electric vehicles, is leading to great interest in the area among mining companies. Photo: Wikipedia, credit: P199

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