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Europes First Diamond Mine May Be In Finland

Recently, a Finnish mining company (Kahru Mining) has filed paperwork that seeks government approval to open a diamond mine. If it is approved, then it would become the first diamond mine on the European continent.

Kahru Mining with support from British Firestone Diamonds firm has filed for a mining patent survey from the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency. The next step would be the process of receiving an environmental impact statement.

Basic outline of the plan include an open pit mine and processing facility at Lahtajoki, which is found in the Kaavi district, southeastern Finland.

According to the Geological Survey of Finland, the most abundant areas were found in this southeast region. Deposites of kimberlites with good quality clear and colorless diamonds are available for miners.