News from the mine

News from the mine

August

2017

Test operations on the dumping and possible utilisation of waste rock have begun

15.8.2017

Terrafame has begun research into the leaching and behaviour of waste rock during dumping. The aim of the research is to collect data for the planning and inspection of base structures in waste rock areas and to investigate the possibilities of financiall...

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Terrafame to cheer Sotkamon Jymy in a charity game on 20 August

8.8.2017

Terrafame will host the first quarter-final game of Sotkamon Jymy on 20 August 2017 at 3 p.m. Sotkamon Jymy plays in men’s top division of the Finnish native sport ‘pesäpallo’ (Finnish baseball). The home game at the Hiukka pesäpallo stadium will be a cha...

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A momentary discharge caused by human error from the mining site towards Pirttipuro

4.8.2017

Due to a fault situation resulting from human error, unpurified water has been discharged outside the mining site for a maximum duration of 24 hours (28 July – 29 July 2017). Normally, the waters are directed to a settling pond and from there to the proce...

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July

2017

Terrafame’s nickel production in H1 exceeded the production volume of the whole previous year − Net sales totalled EUR 88.5 million

28.7.2017

Key figures in January−June 2017 (H1 2016 reference period in parentheses) 21,108 tonnes of nickel (14,391) and 43,388 tonnes of zinc (27,543) were stacked on the primary heap. 10,447 tonnes of nickel (3,653) and 23,037 tonnes of zinc (8,451) wer...

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Rescue drill in open-pit mine generated valuable experience

20.7.2017

The rescue drill held in Terrafame’s Sotkamo mine on 19/07/2017 proceeded in accordance with the objectives concerned. Valuable experience was gained from the drill, situated in an open-pit mine, which will help not only Terrafame’s factory fire brigade b...

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Publication of second quarter 2017 interim report on 28 July

18.7.2017

Terrafame Ltd. will publish its second quarter interim report on Friday, 28 July at about 10 am on the company’s website. The press conference for media will be held in Helsinki this time. Invitation to the media will be sent earlier in the week of public...

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A study on bilberries and potatoes grown near the mining site published

17.7.2017

As part of its environmental impact assessment programme, Terrafame has published a study of the pollutant content of plants and areas under cultivation near its mining site. The study concerns the heavy metal content of the topsoil of the agricultural fi...

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June

2017

Terrafame starts to productise copper

28.6.2017

A multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. will launch industrial-scale testing at its plant located in Sotkamo to explore the productisation of copper. Research activities are geared towards reducing the consumption of hydrogen sulphide currently used in produ...

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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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