Kittila, northern Finland

The Kittila mine in northern Finland is the largest primary gold producer in Europe, and hosts the company’s largest mineral reserves. Kittila achieved commercial production on May 1, 2009, becoming Agnico Eagle’s first mine to open outside of Canada. Since open-pit mining was completed in 2012, Kittila has been an underground-only operation.

Key Facts

Mine Type


2018 production

188,979 oz gold

2018 production costs

$831/oz gold

2018 total cash costs

$853/oz gold

Gold reserves

4,414,000 oz

2019 production guidance

175,000 oz gold

2019 total cash costs guidance

$822/oz gold

Mine life

17 years

Mine Production

2018 Output