Mining and ore processing
Ore is first mined at the open pit mine, then crushed, agglomerated, transported and stacked to the bioleaching heaps.
Terrafame is planning to start the recovery of natural uranium and its commercial utilisation. We submitted an application to the Finnish Government in October 2017 for a permit to recover uranium.
Recovery and sale of uranium would enable us to utilise the natural resources in the ore we mine even better without having to make changes to ore mining practices or bioleaching.