Hämyla gold mine
Role(s): Project leaderProspectorMiner
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.