Sydvaranger is a turn-key iron ore project with ambitions to recommence operations in the near future, producing high quality magnetite iron ore concentrate from its mining and processing facilities in Kirkenes, Northern Norway.

The project is currently in an exciting phase with significant technical projects on the mine engineering side, operational preparedness works and various other work streams which will underpin a successful restart and a robust long term operation.


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There is a long history of mining in Sør-Varanger. Mine inspector Tellef Dahll discovered iron ore deposits in 1866, and in 1905 Christian A. Anker was granted a permit to mine in Sør-Varanger. German, Swedish and Norwegian private capital was invested in 1906, and the first load of iron ore was railed from Bjørnevatn to Kirkenes in 1910. The towns of Kirkenes and Bjørnevatn developed as a result of the mining operations.
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October 31, 2018

Sydvaranger Succeeds in Securing a Partner; Progressing Towards a Restart of Operations

Sydvaranger AS is pleased to announce that it has closed a financing with Orion Mine Finance, which is Orion’s first step in supporting the continued development of the Sydvaranger iron project toward a restart of operations during 2019. Contingent upon final permitting with satisfactory terms being received soon and subject to the final approval of Orion’s Investment Committee, Sydvaranger expects Orion’s increased involvement.
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August 31, 2017

Historical drilling can give Sydvaranger valuable new information

Sydvaranger has studied and analysed historical drill core in order to make a new geological model
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September 6, 2016

Sydvaranger Ramps-up Plans to Test the Mine Equipment and Production Line, Signals a New Chapter in Care and Maintenance Activities

Sydvaranger AS (“Sydvaranger”) is pleased to announce plans to ramp-up its care and maintenance activities during the next months to include a test program for running mining, rail and production line equipment. The program will stretch the activities across the Bjørnevatn and Kirkenes sites and simulate a short period of production operations.
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