Cost-efficient geophysical and geochemical methods - LTU

Development of cost-efficient geophysical and geochemical methods for environmental studies in mine areas

Lena Alakangas

Alakangas, Lena - Professor

Organisation: Tillämpad geokemi, Geovetenskap och miljöteknik, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser
Telefon: 0920-491396
Rum: F845 - Luleå»
Thorkild Maack Rasmussen

Maack Rasmussen, Thorkild - Professor tillika ämnesföreträdare, Ämnesföreträdare

Organisation: Prospekteringsgeofysik, Geovetenskap och miljöteknik, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser
Telefon: 0920-493413
Rum: F844 - Luleå»

Publicerad: 23 maj 2016


Development, Evaluation and Optimization of Measures to Reduce the Impact on the Environment from Mining Activities in Northern Regions

Min-North is a transnational project financed by the Interreg Nord program and coordinated by LTU. The project is a cooperation between Geological survey of Finland, GTK, Oulo University (Finland), The Arctic University of Norway, UiT  and several (>17) small and large enterprises and mining companies in the northern region with expertise within geology, waste management, geophysics and geochemistry. The overall goal is to reduce the environmental impacts of mining in the northern regions by developing, evaluating, optimizing environmental techniques. In Sweden, geophysical and geochemical techniques will be integrated to develop a 4D model for tracing pollution transport in the mine waste, mine areas and in(to) the surroundings. The study site in Yxsjöberg contains mine wastes originating from the extraction of tungsten, copper and fluorite which started in the early 1900s until the final closure in 1989. The Swedish team involves LTU, MRM, Golders and Geoscanner. The project collaborates with the ERAMIN project REMinE ( The project will run for 36 months from January 1st 2016.

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