05.03.2015

Nordics team up in Canada to showcase mining opportunities

Finland chairs joint luncheon event at PDAC 2015, highlighting the Nordic region as an attractive and safe market for mining companies and investors.

Tuomo Airaksinen, Leading Advisor at Invest in Finland, welcomed the guests to the event. “Finland is one of the world’s safest and most secure countries for mining investment and also offers excellent potential for new discoveries,” he said.

Airaksinen was satisfied with the event, although the currently challenging economic situation was perhaps reflected in the number of companies attending the event. “The Fraser Institute recently ranked Finland as the Number One globally in the mining sector and there are good reasons for that. Now we should make the most of our potential in every way,” said Airaksinen.

Finland stands out for its expanding mining sector in the European Union. Its reserves and resources cover more than half of the critical minerals listed by the EU Raw Materials Initiative. Finland is Europe’s major producer of chromium and gold, with operating mines also producing copper, cobalt, feldspar, limestone, nickel, phosphate, PGMs, quartz, silver, talc and zinc.

Text and pictures: Maria Arruda