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(1904) Author: Gustav Sundbärg
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IX.

MINING INDUSTRY AND METAL
PRODUCTION.

For many centnries mining has been one of the chief industries of
Sweden, and few countries present mining records of greater interest.
Our country is on the whole uncommonly rich in ore deposits of
different kinds, and mining as well as metallurgy reached with us quite
early a very considerable degree of development. With regard to
quantity, however, our significance has greatly varied. There have
been times when Sweden was ahead of any other country, both as
regards the copper and the iron production. It is well known that we

Mt. Kirunavara.

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