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Sunstone Metals continues the search for gold and lithium in Somero

The Southern Finland Gold Project, SFGP, in Somero represents an exciting discovery opportunity for Sunstone. Sunstone holds a large land position of just over 2,000 km2 in an emerging gold district, that is significantly under-explored. Photo: Sunstone
The Southern Finland Gold Project, SFGP, in Somero represents an exciting discovery opportunity for Sunstone. Sunstone holds a large land position of just over 2,000 km2 in an emerging gold district, that is significantly under-explored. Photo: Sunstone
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Markku Björkman - 01 Mar 2019

The Australian company is looking for minerals in two areas in Finland, one of which extends to Somero.
Finding minerals from Somero, Tammela and Jokiois continue. Kultatie Oy is seeking a continuation of Satulinmäki's research license covering a total of over 430 hectares in the area of three municipalities. There are 148 hectares in the Somero area.

This is the same area Tammela Minerals applied for in 2013. At that time, Tammela Minerals applied to take over two areas with a total area of over 1,600 hectares. The second area taken over by Tammela Minerals is also being sought for a continuation of the exploration permit. This permission is sought by Lithium Löydös Oy.
- The results of Satulinmäki's preliminary studies have shown encouraging results that studies should be continued, says geologist Markku Iljina from GeoConsulting Oy.

Tammela Minerals' acquisition rights expire this spring. Kultatie and Lithium Foundry have applied for new exploration permits for spring 2022 from Tukes, the Finnish Security and Chemicals Agency. Kultatie intends to explore gold, lithium, zinc and copper in its area.

The exploration of minerals is led by Sunstone Metals Ltd, an Australian company in the Satulinmäki area, with its subsidiaries Kultatie and Lithium Foundry. Tammela Minerals was backed by Canadian Nortec Minerals Oy, who previously cooperated with Sunstone.
 
 

Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat
Cobalt mine in Democratic Republic Congo. About half of all mined cobalt comes from DRC, mainly from the province of Katanga. The mining takes place close to towns and villages. Local communities regularly are cut off from their farmland and water sources near mines, without having had a say in the matter. There are several examples of forced relocations of entire villages. Inhabitants of the village Kishiba, for example, were forced to move to make way for Frontier, a cobalt and copper mine. Their new homes in Kimfumpa lack the most basic of services such as clean water, fertile farmland, schools and health care. Photo: ECCJ Secretariat

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