Mine Mugshot: Svartliden Gold Mine

Where: Northern Sweden, 700km north of Stockholm

Mine Type: Open pit and underground gold mining

Operations: Gold initially discovered in the 1980's, operations for extraction began in 1995; Mining was in full swing in 2004 and was completed in 2013

Owners: Dragon Mining

Output: 3.18 Mt of ore grading 4.1 g/t gold 

Notable Facts: Svartliden gold mine was the first integrated mine and treatment plant to be developed under the new Swedish Environment and Mining Act. 

Photo: dragonmining.com