The Lapland buttercup (Ranunculus lapponicus) is protected by the European Union’s Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and Finland’s Nature Conservation Act (1996/1096). It is one of the northern plant species that Finland has a responsibility to monitor and protect. While it is commonly encountered throughout Lapland, the Lapland buttercup is considered rare [...]
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The Kittilä Mine Open House event, held on August 18, 2018, attracted about 450 visitors, who arrived from Kittilä, other parts of Finland, and even abroad. In addition to introductions to the departments and the investment projects launched this spring, the program featured eight tours of the mine area. The [...]
Mining company Agnico Eagle Finland today announced an expansion investment at its Kittilä gold mine of approximately 160 million euros. A 1,044 metre deep shaft will be built in the mine. At the same time, the processing plant’s processing capacity will be raised from the current 1.6 million tonnes per [...]
Ingmar Haga, the former managing director of Agnico Eagle Finland Oy and Vice-President, Europe of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, who officially retired at the end of 2017 was recently celebrated with two events in his honour. The first farewell party took place at the mine site sharing coffee and cake [...]
Agnico Eagle Finland’s team recently attended the 11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference, or FEM 2017. The conference, which ran from October 31st to November 2nd, is held every other year in Levi, Finland and this year brought together approximately 1,200 ore exploration and mining professionals from around the globe. [...]
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy has donated one million euros to the University of Oulu. The deed of gift for the donation was signed at the university on 30 May 2017. Reasons for the donation include the company’s desire to carry out its mining operations systematically in line with principles of [...]
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy’s current managing director, Ingmar Haga, will retire by the end of the year, and Lösönen has been appointed to serve as the company’s new managing director from 1 May 2017 onward. Lösönen, 40, worked previously as the managing director of Ekokem. He graduated from the Lappeenranta [...]
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy will donate 100,000 euros to the University of Lapland. ‘Having a regional university is an important factor in ensuring that we will have qualified teachers in all schools in Lapland now and in the future. We consider this to be pivotal for the future of [...]