Minerals of Finland
- Wolfgang Maier, Geochemist and Professor of Economic Geology, University of Oulu, Finland
Mineral Deposits of Finland is the only up-to-date and inclusive reference available that fully captures the scope of Finlandâs mineral deposits and their economic potential.
Authored by the worldâs 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 Finlandâs 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 countryâs 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 Finlandâs exploration and mining potential hasnât been published over the past 20 years.
Finland hosts Europeâs 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