The world's northernmost mines

The world's northernmost mines are all located in just three countries; on Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean you'll find four of them. All are underground coal mines, operating in the rugged, frigid terrain between continental Norway and the North Pole.

Further south, in Russia, you'll find Alrosa's diamond mines. Nizhne-Lenskoye, in the Sakha Republic, is the fifth northernmost mine in the world.

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#1 Gruve 7
Location: Norway
Owner: Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani
Type: Underground coal mine


#2 Barentsburg
Location: Norway
Owner: Arctic Ugol
Type: Underground coal mine


#3 Lunckefjell
Location: Norway
Owner: Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani
Type: Underground coal mine


#4 Svea Nord
Location: Norway
Owner: Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani
Type: Underground coal mine


#5 Nizhne-Lenskoye
Location: Russia
Owner: Alrosa
Type: Placer diamond mine


#6 Mary River
Location: Canada
Owner: Baffinland Iron Mines
Type: Open-pit iron ore mine


#7 Almazy Anabara
Location: Russia
Owner: Alrosa
Type: Placer diamond mine


#8 Sydvaranger
Location: Norway
Owner: Sydvaranger Gruve AS
Type: Open-pit iron ore mine


#9 Taimyrsky
Location: Russia
Owner: Polar Division (Mine Complex)
Type: Open-pit/underground cobalt, copper, gold, iridium, nickel, palladium, platinum, rhodium, and ruthenium mine


#10 Oktyabrsky
Location: Russia
Owner: Polar Division (Mine Complex)
Type: Underground cobalt, copper, gold, nickel, palladium, and platinum