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Goldrush in St. Jonsfjord

The public hearing regarding the application for further geological investigations of the gold occurrence near St. Jonsfjord is completed. 12 Institutions including the Norwegian Polar Institute and several governmental departments have forwarded their comments to the Sysselmannen, who will consider them when issuing the detailed requirements for the environmental auditing.

The current procedure concerns is limited to geological investigations, including drilling. In case the occurrence should be economical, then the application for a potential mine would be a completely new process on a larger scale and with open outcome.

St. Jonsfjord is at the west coast of Spitsbergen, between Isfjord and Kongsfjord, outside the protected areas

Goldrush in St. Jonsfjord

Source: Sysselmannen

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange