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In the media: Laver, Älvsbyn

Published: 14 September 2017

The Laver mine 1936 -1947

1929 prospectors from the company Boliden visited the area Laver between Älvsbyn and Arvidsjaur in Norrbotten. They found blocks of copper, and measurements were carried out until 1933.

The Mining Town of Laver was in operation between 1936 and 1947, only to disappear more or less overnight. The copper content in ore Laver was actually too low, only 1.5%, but the need for copper was high.

The town that emerged was the most modern in the mid 30's. All apartments were equipped with electric stove, refrigerator, water and heating pipes, toilets and drains.

In 1947 the mine was closed. The village with its 242 inhabitants dismantled.

Now, the mine reopened when new methods of mining and extraction improved.

If the Boliden deposit at Laver proves equal to the Aitik Mine it would generate about 1 000 new jobs.

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