Searching for the optimum in the land of the midnight sun

2007 Jul 19

For more than 40 years, the miners of LKAB in the far north of Sweden have been working to get as close as possible to the optimum underground mining technique. In what are the world’s largest underground iron ore operations, many milestones have been reached and passed. Now another landmark is on the horizon as the mines take new steps to go deeper and expand.

The Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB is on a continuous quest for the most favourable balance possible in the relationship between ore recovery, waste dilution, overall costs and productivity.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.