Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region
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Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region

International Conference 23-25 April 2013

The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes in the environment. The Conference on Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region was held in Rovaniemi in April 2013. The Conference targeted the environmental issues connected to the mining sector and promoted best environmental practices for mines in the Barents Region. The overall goal for the Conference was to increase awareness of the challenges in the mining sector and to exchange information on assessing and managing social and environmental concerns. These Conference proceedings present the Concept Note on Common Challenges of the Conference and the abstracts of the presentations.

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Applying best environmental practices in metal mines in the Barents Region

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Nordic Council of Ministers

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Endomines AB is a Nordic gold mining and exploration company with its first operating gold mine in production since early 2011. The Pampalo Gold Mine is located in Eastern Finland, on the Karelian Gold Line, which is a part of the Achaean Ilomantsi greenstone belt. The company owns mining concessions and claims over all the currently known gold deposits along this 40 km long gold-critical belt, which has similar geological features to the Southern Cross belt in Australia.