Bergrum Boliden

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Location: Boliden, 30 km southwest Skellefteå.
Open: 04-JUN to 10-AUG daily 10-16. [2007]
Fee: Adults SEK 20, Children (7-16) SEK 10.
Classification: Mining Museum
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Bergrum Boliden, 930 10 Lövånger, Tel: +46-910-60060.
Bergrum Boliden, Box 146, 93122 Skellefteå, Tel: +46-910-580060, Fax: +46-910-580074 E-mail: contact
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The Bergrum Boliden (Boliden Mining Museum) has a famous name: Boliden Mineral AB is today a huge multinational mining corporation. It was once founded in the small mining town Boliden, managed the mine, and was named after the town. The mining industry in the Skellefteå region developed since 1924 when the first gold was discovered. Today the poly metallic ores of the Skellefteå field and other mines is transported to Rönnskärsverken in Skelleftehamn. It is processed into various metals, mainly copper and lead. The ores from Boliden also have a small but valuable gold amount.

The mining museum explains the development of the planet earth and how the rocks and especially the ores developed. This is the global perspective on the ore, but the local perspective, the human perspective, tells about the mining of the ores. There is an exhibition on the 1920s gold rush and in the cellars are workshops with equipment for stone-polishing. A multi-media tour of Sweden's only gold mine at Boliden is also possible.

The 300m² exhibition is completed by a reference library, a café, and a museum show.