The Björkdal Mine
We go by bus from Skellefteå to the gold mine of Mandalay Resources in Björkdal. Here you have the opportunity to learn more about their unique operations.
We only have 12 seats available.
Experience the Björkdal gold mine
Björkdal produces gold from a combined open pit and underground operation with approximately 60% of plant feed currently delivered from the underground and operates seven days a week all year round. The plant produces gravity and flotation gold concentrates which are sold to smelters. The Björkdal Mine consists of six mining concessions and 15 exploration permits, totalling 6,862 hectares. Over 1.0 million ounces of gold have been produced from Björkdal since 1988. In 2012, the Björkdal Mine produced 42,839 ounces of gold from 1.27 million tonnes of ore; in 2013, the Björkdal Mine produced 46,946 ounces from 1.26 million tonnes of ore.
The Björkdal deposit is located in the prolific Skelleftea mining district, a Paleoproterozoic greenstone belt primarily known for volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits containing high gold values. The gold at the Björkdal Mine is contained in a sheeted quartz vein complex hosted by an intrusion of granodioritic to tonalitic composition.
Hosted by Mandalay Resources.
08:00 Start from Skellefteå Kraft Arena
12:00 Back to Skellefteå Kraft Arena for lunch
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