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The Boliden Area

Mineral rich mines on historical land

For nearly 100 years, our mining company has flourished. The first gold discovery, which laid the foundation for a community and our business employing several generations of employees, was in the Boliden area in the mineral rich Skellefteå field in Västerbotten in northern Sweden. Since starting production in the 1920s, we've mined ore in almost 30 mines.

Today the area is home to the Renström, Kristineberg and Kankberg underground mines. With the exception of Kankberg, complex sulphide ores, which contain zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver, are produced by all the mines. The area also has a concentrator and a leaching plant for gold and tellurium production. The tellurium that is mined in Kankberg is used, among other things, for solar cell production.

The concentrates are then delivered to our own smelters, lead smelters in Europe and tellurium customers in Asia. 

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The Boliden Area in figures

  • Established: 1925
  • Operating profit : SEK 1,054 m (2023)
  • Number of employees: 691 (2023)
  • Type of mine: underground mines
  • Mine depth: 1,500 metres (the Renström mine)
  • Mine depth: 1,350 metres (the Kristineberg mine)
  • Mine depth: 620 metres (the Kankberg mine)

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Boliden Head Office

Boliden Group
Klarabergsviadukten 90
P.O. Box 44, SE-101 20 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 610 15 00
Fax: + 46 8 654 80 90