Hämyla gold mine

Client(s): Myself

Type: Hobby
Commercial

Role(s): Project leader
Prospector
Miner

Team: Varies yearly

In autumn 2002 I made the bold decision to become a gold miner. Sure I had spent my whole youth in the gold fields of Lemmenjoki before that, but I bought my own Mining concession at the age of 18. The claim was 2ha size of mostly virgin ground at Kaarreoja creek in Lemmenjoki national park.

In 2020 the mining concessus was shut down by tightening nature preservation laws. Operations are still continuin however under new gold panning claim permit and the area has been extented to cover 3ha.

Working on a artisan gold mine requires patience, ability to think on feet and solve unexpected problems with limited resources.

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