The King opens Aitik Mine's new site

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The King opens Aitik Mine's new site. Photo: Krister Larsson/Scanpix

On Tuesday 31 August, The King opened Aitik Mine's new site in Gällivare.
Before the opening ceremony took place, The King visited the truck workshop where Boliden's CEO Lennart Evrell talked about the company's operations. He then visited the viewing site, the mine, the stone crusher and the dressing plant, where the opening ceremony was held.

In his speech, The King emphasised that "Sweden has a history of ore-mining and metal production stretching back more than a thousand years. Access to ore and minerals and the knowledge of how to use them has been closely linked with Sweden's development throughout history, and has contributed towards the prosperity we enjoy today."