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Finland takes the battery plunge

Driving to Europe’s largest base metals mine from Kajaani airport sets your expectations for a boutique operation. The flat countryside is very green, even after a dry summer, and there are farmhouses and forest spread evenly almost up to the mine gate.

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Finland's ice swimming tradition should hold it in good stead for this foray into the battery minerals sector

But entering the mine site the scale becomes obvious: Terrafame runs a massive openpit and heap leach operation that will eventually produce 38,000 tonnes of nickel per annum.