Leveäniemi Mine

Useful Information

Location: Svappavaara
Classification: MineIron Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Bibliography: Karin García Ambrosiani (1991): Interstadial minerogenic sediments at the Leveäniemi mine, Svappavaara, Swedish Lapland, TI: Geologiska Föreningens i Stockholm Förhandlingar, "GFF" VO: 113 HÄ: 4 SI: 273-287 TA: 2 SP: eng ISSN:0016-786X
C. G. Bjällerud (1989): Phosphate minerals from the Leveäniemi iron Mine, Svappavaara (Sweden), Mineralogical Record, 20 (5), 343.
Address: Leveäniemigruvan, Mr. Dennis Holmberg, Tallplan 4K, 98142 Kiruna, Tel: +46-980-19302. E-mail: contact
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1969 a strike at Leveäniemi spread to other mines in nearby Kiruna and Mamberget.


Leveäniemigruvan is well known for its iron phosphate minerals. Very common are strengite, beraunite, rockbridgeite and a number of different zeolites. The mine may be visited and it is possible to collect minerals, which is rather unusual.

This is a working, state owned, open cast, iron-ore mine. The tous are made by Dennis Holmberg, who will