The Fennoscandian and Ukrainian shield areas contain some of the largest and richest gold deposits in Europe. The earliest records of gold mining in northern Europe go back more than 200 years, but it was not until the last two decades that gold has become the major target in the Fennoscandian shield for most exploration and mining companies. The extent of exploration and research efforts in these areas during the last decades has resulted in significant recent discoveries, particularly in northern Sweden and Finland, where exploration activity has been most intense. Significant gold ores have also been discovered in the...

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