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Finland - underground exploration???
Posted: 12/09/2011 21:33:37
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I have to go to Finland for 3 months in the early part of next year. Does anyone know or have any contacts for cave and or mine exploration??? I know there is little limestone over there but there are mines apparently and I cant find any groups or people who do what we do over here!!

Please help ......

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Finland - underground exploration???
Posted: 12/09/2011 22:12:45
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A couple listed on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mines_in_Finland

Interestingly there's a chromite mine in ultramafic rocks, which is a coincidence as I read yesterday about a small chromium mine in similar rocks (serpentine) near Holyhead.

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Finland - underground exploration???
Posted: 12/09/2011 22:23:51
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Well you could always try this at the Ojamo Mine.

[web link]

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Finland - underground exploration???
Posted: 13/09/2011 08:21:06
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BertyBasset wrote:

A couple listed on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Mines_in_Finland

Interestingly there's a chromite mine in ultramafic rocks, which is a coincidence as I read yesterday about a small chromium mine in similar rocks (serpentine) near Holyhead.

Robin


Spotted this bit in the entry for Kittila gold mine: "The Kittila mill also includes a bomb shelter, a legal requirement under a 1917 Finnish law which came into effect following Finnish independence from Russia. The shelter is open for viewing by visitors and contains emergency supplies such as oxygen tanks, food, drink and a set of golf clubs"

I would have thought playing golf in a bomb shelter would have been a tad dangerous?

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Finland - underground exploration???
Posted: 09/10/2012 04:56:06
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Not much help to you now but for future reference:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/sameli/sets/72157616378371713/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/sameli/sets/72157608355129524/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/sameli/sets/72157604513059621/

Finland is one of my favourite countries, along with Norway, Sweden and Iceland. People are nice too. I remember Gus at Camborne School of mines visited an enormous mine (forgotten its name) near Turku.

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Finland - underground exploration???
Posted: 09/10/2012 12:37:19
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There is a bit on caves in Finland on Ukcaving.

http://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=12706.msg165099#msg165099

Start at the end of page 4 and work back.

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