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Minerals of Finland

Mineral Deposits of Finland is the only up-to-date and inclusive reference available that fully captures the scope of Finland’s mineral deposits and their economic potential.

Authored by the world’s premier experts on Finnish mineral exploration and mining, this book offers a thorough summary of the mineral deposits and their petrogenesis, helping readers to map, explore, and identify Finland’s renewed potential for mineral exploration and extraction.

During the last 5 years, Finland has experienced a similar mining boom as Australia and Canada due to increased access to mineral-rich land and more favorable mining and legal legislation, and there are now more than 40 companies from all over the world who are actively exploring and mining the country’s lucrative mineralogical resources. A significant proportion of the exploration activity in the European Union now takes place in northern Scandinavia (Finland and Sweden), focusing on a wide range of deposits and high tech metals. Yet an up-to-date and inclusive catalog of Finland’s exploration and mining potential hasn’t been published over the past 20 years.

Finland hosts Europe’s most mature rocks and large cratonic blocks, analogous to western Australia and Southern Africa, which are the most mineralized terrains on Earth. Finland is ranked within the top five regions of the world in mineral exploration and mining potential.


geologists, economic and petroleum geologists, mineralogists and exploration geoscientists globally as well as mining companies in Finland

Hardbound, 500 Pages

Published: June 2015

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-410438-9


  • 1. A history of exploration and discovery of Finland’s ore deposits
    2. Synthesis of geological evolution and metallogeny of Finland
    3. Magmatic Ni-Cu-(PGE) deposits
    4. PGE-(Cu-Ni)-Cr-V deposits in layered intrusions
    5. Deposits related to carbonatities and kimberlites
    6. Gold deposits
    7. Fe deposits of Finland
    8. VMS deposits
    9. Deposits related to granites
    10. Other deposits
    11. Exploration methods
    12. Resource development, minerals legislation and law


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