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Agnico Eagle Finland Oy

Contact Information

Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
Kittilän kaivos
Pokantie 541

Tel. +358 (0)16 338 0700
E-mail: hrfinland@agnicoeagle.com

Agnico Eagle Finland Oy


Kittilä mine is owned by Agnico Eagle Finland Oy, a subsidiary of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, which is a long established, Canadian based gold producer with operations in Canada, Finland and Mexico, and exploration in Canada, the USA, Mexico and Scandinavia. It is located in the Lapland region of northern Finland, approximately 900 kilometers north of Helsinki and 150 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle.

Kittilä mine area is one of the largest known gold deposits in Europe with proven and probable reserves* containing almost 4.5 million ounces (30 million tons at 4.64 g/t). Operations in Kittilä began with open-pit mining in 2008 from two pits (Suuri and Roura). The first doré bar was poured in January 14th 2009. Underground mining was commenced in October 2010. As the open-pit mining was completed in November 2012, Kittilä mine became an underground-only operation. At current production volumes, the mine’s known ore reserves are expected to produce gold until 2034. The company’s explorers are, however, working to find new ore deposits.

The mine employs 475 people around the year, which makes it one of the largest employers in Lapland. About 52% of the employees live in Kittilä and more than 90% in other municipalities in Lapland. The total number of personnel, including contractors, is over 900.

The ore at Kittilä mine is treated through grinding, flotation, pressure oxidation and carbon-in-leach circuits. Kittilä mine has the company’s only pressure oxidation circuit (autoclave), which is required because of the ore’s refractory nature. Gold from the leach circuit is stripped from the carbon and recovered from solution using electro-winning, and then smelted in a furnace and poured into doré bars.

The 4,500-tonne-per-day operation is expected to pour about 190,000 ounces of gold in 2017, and to average 205,000 ounces of gold annually from 2018 through 2019.

*As per December 31, 2016

Field of Operation

Mining industry

Offices in Finland

Turnover of the Company

229 million euros (2016)



Open Positions

Year 2018:
Summer workers/trainees about 70
Thesis workers 6-8

Degree Programme

PO, YMP, geology

Year of Study

1, 2, 3, 4, 5


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