The Kittila underground mine in northern Finland is extracting one of the largest known gold deposits in Europe. Kittila achieved commercial production on May 1, 2009, becoming Agnico Eagle’s first mine to open outside of Canada. Open-pit mining at Kittila was completed in November 2012; Kittila is now an underground-only operation.

Key facts

Location Lapland, Northern Finland
Mine Type Underground
Estimated Mine Life 2009-2034
2013 Production 146,421 oz gold
2013 Total Cash Costs $601/oz gold
2013 Mine-Site Costs €73/tonne
Property 24,356 hectares
Secondary Metals N/A
Designed Throughput 3,000 tonnes/day
Percentage Ownership 100%
Employees 400
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