Increased sublevel height and new layout in LKAB’s Kiruna test mine

The deeper LKAB mines for iron ore, the higher the rock stresses it encounters. There are also increased distances for both development and the transport of ore, machinery and people, and therefore increased costs. In order to maintain LKAB’s competitiveness and to ensure the continuation of safe mining, it was decided to test increased sublevel heights and a new type of layout – all within the framework of Sustainable Underground Mining (SUM).

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