Siilinjärvi Mine, Finland

Yara is the world’s leading fertilizer company and provider of environmental solutions. Yara’s Siilinjärvi operations are the company’s most versatile site, consisting of multiple factories and the EU:s only phosphate mine in production.

Siilinjärvi mine is the largest open pit mine in Finland and provides apatite concentrate for production of phosphoric acid and fertilizers. Mine has operated since 1979 and the yearly production is almost 1Mt of apatite concentrate. Yearly mining is >10Mt of ore, with average P2O5 grade of 3.8% in mill feed. Current life of mine is up to 2035.


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