Mining Exploration Day
The first year SINReM students participated in this year’s Mining Exploration Day on March 10th, 2023. The one-day seminar was hosted by the Earth Sciences department at Uppsala University as a part of the Georesource Exploration course. Students learned about ongoing mineral explorations in Sweden and other parts of the world, as well as innovative exploration techniques. Stefan Luth, geologist at SGU, presented exploration geological methods in a 4D perspective using Swedish case study. Trond Brenden Veisal, from Kuniko Norge, shared the junior mining company’s perspective in exploration in Norway. Students also learned about the newly found REE – Per Geijer deposit by Ian Cope, VP exploration at LKAB. Finally, students were introduced to some of the most innovative exploration technologies with Mikael Bergqvist, CTO of Orexplore, who presented his revolutionary technology enhancing core exploration and analysis and Richard Gloaguen, head of the exploration technology division at Helmholtz Institute Freiberg, who talked about hyperspectral imaging and machine learning.
The Mining Exploration Day was a success! Students learned about many important aspects of georesource exploration and had the opportunity to engage and ask questions to experienced professionals and experts working in the field. This event provided insightful discussions and networking opportunities for SINReM students. Thanks again to all the speakers who contributed to this great and fruitful day!
Boliden Garpenberg mine visit
On March 6th 2023, the first year SINReM students had the opportunity to visit the underground zinc mine as well as the processing plant in Garpenberg. This mine is one of the world’s most modern mines and also the Sweden’s oldest mining area still in operation. Complex ores containing zinc, lead, silver, copper and gold are mined there. Many thanks @Boliden Garpenberg for showing our students around and for this insightful mine site overview!