Aitik Copper Mine
Aitik copper mine is owned by Boliden AB and situated outside the town of Gällivare in
the very northern Sweden. It is Sweden's
largest copper mine and one of Europe's largest open pit copper mines. Associated with the copper, large quantities of gold, silver and since 2008 molybdenum have been mined at Aitik.
Vast quantities of rock are mined and transported around the clock every day at Aitik's open pit. The deposit consists of chalcopyrite and pyrite yielding copper, gold and silver.
Aitik is also home to some of the largest machines in the world. Here you will find rock trucks that weigh 570 tonnes when fully loaded - the wheels alone are 4 meters in diameter. There are shovels with buckets that can hold up to 45 cubic meters of rock, wheel loaders that weigh 190 tonnes and drilling machines that weigh 181 tonnes and drill depths of 16 meters.
New Boliden is a Swedish mining and smelting company focusing on production of copper, zinc, lead, gold and silver. Following a series of acquisitions during the 1980s and 1990s the company acquired mining and smelting assets of the Finnish mining and smelting company Outokumpu in 2003. Outokumpu acquired the subsidiary Boliden Contech and Boliden's copper and zinc divisions. As a consequence of the deal, Outokumpu ended up controlling 49 percent of the Boliden shares.
Wikipedia: Boliden AB