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Gold rush in St. Jonsfjord

In 2009, the Norwegian mining company Store Norske carried out first investigations to find potential gold occurrences in St. Jonsfjord, north of Isfjord. Results show that the potential is significant. Store Norske intends to do drillings to further determine the potential of valuable metals. The authorities (Sysselmannen) have now given permission for the drillings under strict environmental conditions.

St. Jonsfjord is outside the protected areas, which means that the future may see a new mine in Spitsbergen.

St. Jonsfjord

Gold rush in St. Jonsfjord

Quelle: Svalbardposten

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