Industry Partners

Agnico Eagle

Agnico Eagle Finland Oy is a subsidiary of Canadian gold-mining company Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. It owns the Kittilä mine – the largest operating gold mine in Europe – and engages actively in mineral exploration in Finland and other Nordic countries.

IMA Engineering

IMA is a privately owned company, who started as a spin-off from Outokumpu Technology Group in 1994. In the nineties IMA had developed and was manufacturer and seller of advanced on-line XRF analyzers to industrial minerals and to cement plants in global market. In 2005 company focus was slowly turning to mining applications, and after intensive and long-term research and development work, company has now a unique “On-Line Mine” concept, which includes solutions from exploration to mining and to mill. Company IPR includes various on-line analytical technologies and products integrated with mining equipment such as drill rigs. “On-line Mine” Concept integrates analytical grade (and geo-metallurgical information) and location of the ore in the benches, in muck-piles, or in mill feeding piles, or on the feeding conveyor with metallurgical data that is eventually collected in the mill (in the flotation). IMA analyzers provide on-line analytical data, which can now be timely used in ore grade control in the mine to reduce waste rock dilution, or avoid ore losses, and to sort material based on their mineralogical or elemental grade.

Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments are leading global suppliers of analysis equipment and software to geological and metallurgical industries. Our customers use the information supplied by our equipment to make mission critical decisions about mining and drilling processes. We maintain a leading edge through constant innovation in analytical hardware and software.

Teck Ireland Ltd.

Teck Ireland Ltd is a global leader in natural resource exploration and development.



Boliden  has been exploring, extracting and processing base metals and precious metals for more than 90 years. Today, Boliden is the industry leader in the Nordic regions in terms of sustainable metal production from ore deposits to recycling used metals, including large battery recycling and e-scrap recycling facilities.

Boliden is a high-tech metal company with its own mines and smelters in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland.

Boliden has its own Technology R&D department which assists with feasibility studies of new projects, expansion work on existing projects and the development of new processes. One goal is to bridge the gap between the exploration and geology stage with the processing stage to develop the most efficient use of mineral resources.

Participating in this project will help to develop Boliden’s geometallurgical capabilities.

iCRAG (Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences)

iCRAG is a multidisciplinary geoscience research center, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). It brings research institutions together with industry and government agencies to tackle key questions in fields such as raw materials, groundwater quality, marine environments, and energy security.



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