Sweden Mining News

UK-based explorer granted licence surrounding historic gold mine in Sweden

Erris Resources was granted a new 100% owned gold exploration permit, Enåsen no.5, which is located in central Sweden.

The benefits and pitfalls of mining automation

Automated mining technologies require governments and the mining industry to consider how efficiency gains will change local mining communities.

Sweden's Sandvik to buy Metrologic in digital manufacturing push

Sandvik said on Friday it was buying the French software company from private equity firm Astorg Partners.

First-quarter profit rise at Sweden's Sandvik marred by mining miss

Its shares are still up more than 10 percent in 2018, outperforming a flat European industrial sector index.

Dormant Swedish mine comes alive in rush for car batteries

A Canadian company called Leading Edge Materials Corp. is preparing to revive operations.

Canadian miner allowed to operate in Sweden

Gungnir's drill campaign would begin in the second quarter of 2018 with 20 diamond drill holes testing six target areas over a strike length of more than 8 km.

Swedish Boliden innocent in Chile toxic waste dump case — court

Swedish court has ruled that local miner Boliden won’t have to pay over $12 million (100 million Swedish crowns) in compensation for health problems allegedly caused by toxic waste it dumped in northern Chile.

Sweden hunts for cobalt as electrical vehicle race boosts demand

Sweden will step up efforts to find precious minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key battery components that are in demand among makers of EVs.

Sandvik invests $25 million to boost use of metal 3D printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file and Sandvik wants to use it for scale production.

Clothes not coal incinerated by Swedish power plant

The fortunes of a lagging coal industry were not helped by the actions of a Swedish power plant last week.

Atlas Copco receives first order of Mobile Miner 40V from Hecla Mining Company, USA

After successful joint R&D efforts between Atlas Copco and Hecla Mining Company, the first order of Mobile Miner 40V was recently received. The machine will be delivered to the Lucky Friday mine in Idaho, USA.

Atlas Copco up on higher third-quarter orders, bullish demand forecast

The Swedish firm is fine-tuning details for a group split that will see its mining, infrastructure and natural resources business trade as a new company in 2018.

Atlas Copco collaborates with Saab and Combitech to develop safe mining digitalization solutions

Atlas Copco has signed a letter of intent with the defense and security company Saab and its subsidiary, the technology consultancy Combitech.

More than 200 workers to go at Sandvik Materials Technology unit

Measure is part of a broader plan to restore profitability at the division, which saw adjusted operating profit fell by 37% in the second quarter of this year.

World’s top 10 silver mines

Only six of the top 20 producers are primary silver miners. The polymetallic ore deposits from which silver are recovered account for more than two-thirds of the world's silver resources.

Atlas Copco bets big on automation, grabs stake in software maker

The Swedish mining equipment maker is acquiring a 34% stake in Mobilaris MCE, which provides software to optimize underground operations.

Swedish miner begins massive relocation of whole city

While some residents of Kiruna have moved already, the first of the town’s historic buildings has just been hoisted up on a truck and transported to its new location.

Sandvik starts the year with better-than-expected profit

Miners have begun spending in equipment again, the Swedish firm's results show.

Atlas Copco to split in two, appoints new CEO

The Swedish company plans to list its mining tools division by 2018 in the biggest-ever shakeup of the group, which could spark takeover interest.

Sandvik signs agreement to divest its Mining Systems operations

Sandvik has signed an agreement to divest its Mining Systems operations, reported in the Sandvik income statement as discontinued operations, to the private equity company CoBe Capital.

Sandvik reinvents top hammer drill bit design

Solving a problem a customer experienced when drilling in abrasive rock conditions has led to a groundbreaking new design for drill bits.

Greenpeace to keep coal in the ground by buying some of Europe’s largest mines

The environmental group is after Vattenfall's lignite business in eastern Germany, in a bid to scale back the operations put up for sale by the Swedish state-owned energy giant.

Sandvik unveils new mid-range mining crushers

Part of the firm's CH800 series of mining cone crushers, the two models aim to help improve productivity and profitability in the mid-range segment.

Swedish iron ore miner Northland Resources goes bankrupt

Affected by anemic iron ore prices, the Swedish firm joins an increasing number of miners that have fallen by the wayside.

Sandvik relocates global equipment unit to India and China

The firm is closing several facilities in the U.S. and Europe, as part of a two-year business reorganization set to conclude in the next fiscal.