News from the mine

News from the mine

June

2017

Terrafame is preparing laboratory-scale extraction trial of rare earth elements and uranium

21.6.2017

Terrafame Ltd. is preparing trial extraction of rare earth elements and uranium. The purpose of the laboratory scale trial is to gain information about the functioning of the solvent extraction process. The company is constantly engaged in various trial a...

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The spring overturns of Lake Nuasjärvi and Lake Jormasjärvi completed as expected

20.6.2017

The natural spring overturns of Lake Nuasjärvi and Lake Jormasjärvi were completed as expected this year as well. “According to measurement results, Lake Nuasjärvi has overturned at the turn of May and June, during the weeks 21–23. The overturn seems t...

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May

2017

Terrafame submits a smelter supplement to the EIA procedure for mining operations

12.5.2017

The Kainuu Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment has today made Terrafame Ltd’s smelter-related supplement to the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) procedure available for public viewing. Terrafame aims to explore a smelter opt...

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The Supreme Administrative Court issued its decision on Terrafame’s environmental permit matters: the mine’s operations may continue in a responsible manner and as planned

10.5.2017

The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) issued its decision on Terrafame Ltd.’s environmental permit matters today on 9 May 2017. In practice, the SAC’s decisions mean that Terrafame may continue the ramp-up and development of its operations with the aim o...

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April

2017

Terrafame produced a record amount of nickel in the first quarter − net sales EUR 41.3 million

27.4.2017

Key figures in January−March 2017 10,070 tonnes of nickel (Q4 2016: 11,757) and 20,239 tonnes of zinc (Q4 2016: 22,144) were stacked on the primary heap. 5,086 tonnes of nickel (Q4 2016: 4,885) and 10,380 tonnes of zinc (Q4 2016: 10,697) were leac...

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Terrafame has published its Annual Report 2016

27.4.2017

Terrafame Ltd. has today on published its Annual Report 2016. The web report contains a business review, corporate governance statement as well as annual reviews by the Board of Directors of Terrafame Ltd. and the Board of Directors of Terrafame Group Ltd...

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EIA report on Terrafame’s water management published

6.4.2017

Opinions and comments regarding the report on the environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Terrafame’s water management may be submitted to the Kainuu Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (Kainuu ELY Centre) until 5 June 2017. ...

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March

2017

Terrafame receives certification for its quality, environmental and safety management systems

8.3.2017

DQS Finland as an independent external company has audited the management system of Terrafame Ltd. and, based on the audit, certification has been granted to Terrafame’s management systems for quality, the environment and occupational health and safety. T...

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February

2017

Report published on the condition of groundwaters and soil of the primary leaching area in Terrafame’s mining area

28.2.2017

Changes detected in groundwater are local and they do not pose a risk to residents living in the areas nearby. Terrafame has provided the Kainuu ELY Centre with a report compiled by Pöyry Finland Oy on the condition and potential need for treatment of ...

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Good condition of Lake Nuasjärvi is important to Terrafame

28.2.2017

The condition of Lake Nuasjärvi in Sotkamo and the contributing factors are continuously monitored. Terrafame monitors the quality of purified mine water that is led to the discharge pipe both at the mining site and in Lake Nuasjärvi, and publishes the re...

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Terrafame secured private financing

10.2.2017

Terrafame Group Ltd., Terrafame Ltd., Trafigura Group and its investment arm Galena Asset Management have today on February 10, 2017, agreed on a funding arrangement and long term commercial collaboration. Terrafame Group and Sampo plc act as co-investors...

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INVITATION to Terrafame Group press conference on Friday, 10 February 2017

10.2.2017

Terrafame Group hosts a press conference today, 10 February 2017, at 13:30 EET regarding a financial arrangement concerning Terrafame. Finnish Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä, representatives of Terrafame Group Ltd. and Terrafame Ltd., as wel...

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January

2017

Terrafame’s EBITDA positive in the fourth quarter of 2016 – Full-year net sales exceeded EUR 100 million

19.1.2017

Key figures in January−December 2016 14.2 million tonnes of ore was stacked on the primary leaching heaps. 11,584 tonnes of nickel and 27,868 tonnes of zinc were leached. 9,554 tonnes of nickel and 22,575 tonnes of zinc were produced. Net sale...

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Environmental licence granted to the central water treatment plant by the Regional State Administrative Agency

5.1.2017

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Northern Finland has granted Terrafame Ltd. an environmental licence, which allows the company to introduce a new central water treatment plant. The plant will gradually replace the smaller water treatment unit...

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December

2016

The fire at Terrafame’s hydrogen sulphide plant is under control – no injuries

16.12.2016

On Friday 16 December 2016 at about 10.45, a fire broke out at the hydrogen sulphide plant in Terrafame’s mine area in Sotkamo. The fire, which was narrowed down to one H2S reactor at the hydrogen sulphide plant, was quickly brought under control. The ...

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