Agnico busy with new Kittilä shaft

Beneath a herd of grazing reindeer Agnico Eagle is working on expanding the Kittilä gold mine in Lapland, Finland

Agnico busy with new Kittilä shaft Agnico busy with new Kittilä shaft Agnico busy with new Kittilä shaft Agnico busy with new Kittilä shaft Agnico busy with new Kittilä shaft

Automated trucks could keep the mine moving during its four hours of daily downtime

This represents the third expansion of the mine, now in its 10th year, after the move underground a couple of years into its life and then a later mill upgrade.

The mine produced 90,000oz in the first half of 2018, with a stronger second half expected.

Once the new shaft is done, which including a crusher upgrade has a €160 million (US$185 million) cost, production will ...