FinnAust Mining Finland Oy


FinnAust Mining Finland Oy is a company engaged in mining, with its operations located in the areas of Joensuu, Outokumpu and Enonkoski in North Karelia and in Etelä-Savo. It is owned by FinnAust Mining Plc, whose domicile is in London. In the areas covered by its exploration permit, the company principally searches for metals such as copper, nickel, zinc, gold and silver.


Toiminta-alue: Joensuu, Outokumpu and Enonkoski

Yhteystiedot vastuullisuusasioissa:

Urpo Kuronen
+358 (0)40 483 8510

The company in figures in 2015

  • Tuotantomäärä: -
  • Kokonaislouhinta: -
  • Raportoidut malmivarat: -
  • Raportoidut mineraalivarannot: -
  • Toiminnan aloitusvuosi: 2012
  • Kaivoksen arvioitu jäljellä oleva elinikä: -
  • Kaivosalueen pinta-ala: -
  • Malminetsintäalueen pinta-ala: 10,788 hectares
  • Omien työntekijöiden määrä: 2
  • Työntekijöiden pääasialliset asuinkunnat: Kuopio 50% and Turku 50%
  • Vakituisten urakoitsijoiden määrä: Unreported

About exploration

FinnAust Mining Finland Oy was actively engaged in exploration only during the first half of 2015. FinnAust Mining Finland Oy has valid claims and exploration permits amounting to 10,788 hectares (numbering 73). The company has a claim or is engaged in exploration in the following permit areas: Hälvälä, Makkola, Enonkoski, Teyrisuo, Kokonvaara, Maljasalmi, Kumpu, Haaponiemi, Haapovaara, Viuruniemi, Sola, Kuusjärvi, Kesseli, Petäinen, Kettukumpu, Hietajärvi, Hammaslahti, Tikkala, Tohmajärvi, Rauta and Haapaselkä. In exploration and research, FinnAust Mining Finland Oy makes use of deep drilling, channel sampling, geophysical measurements and trenches dug by an excavator (only rarely). A total of 2.7km of deep drilling was carried out in 2015. The company has one permit subject to appeal in the exploration area. The areas subject to appeal are the 10 claims located in the Outokumpu area, the total area or which is 814.34 hectares. By decision of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, the appeal was rejected. Area overlapping with the lands of the reindeer owners’ associations: 0 hectares The principal ores being explored in the exploration permit areas: Copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), gold (Au), silver (Ag) Estimated remaining duration of the exploration: 0-4 years.


Yrityksen ympäristökäytannöt:
  • Location in a nature reserve No
  • Environmental management system No
  • An environmental impact assessment required (in accordance with the EIA Act) No
  • Measurements of dust No
  • Measurements of noise No
  • Measurements of vibration No
  • Environmental impact assessment completed No
  • Deviations from the environmental permit (2014) No
  • Environmental collateral exists Yes

Keskeiset tunnusluvut:

The company reported no key indicators for 2015.

Personnel and safety

Keskeiset tunnusluvut vuonna:

  • Average number of training days per year: –
  • Absence due to sickness: –
  • Lost-time injury frequency rate: 1 accident per 1,000,000 working hours (accidents leading to a loss of more than one shift)
  • Working time systems currently in use: 8-hour working time system; flexitime system

Impact on the use of the neighbouring areas and the sources of livelihood

Vaikutukset paikallisiin elinkeinoihin: Exploration is not carried out in the reindeer management area. The municipality, the inhabitants of the neighbouring areas, landowners and those earning their livelihoods from agricultural activities are the key stakeholders of the company, and are taken into consideration in collaboration involving the stakeholders in connection with the local means of livelihood.

Vaikutukset lähialueen virkistyskäyttöön:

According to the assessment of the company itself, its activities have not impacted the recreational of use of the neighbouring areas.

Vaikutukset maisema-arvoon:

The impact of the company activities on landscape values has been reviewed in the planning of exploration.

Interaction with stakeholders


  • The company organises information meetings for its stakeholders and other meetings at irregular intervals if fieldwork is being carried out.
  • Stakeholders are informed of the activities of the company, among other things, via a local newspaper.
  • The company does not support the activities of the local community
  • A channel is available for stakeholders to submit feedback, and practices are in place for processing it

Tutkimus- ja yhteistyöhankkeet:

The company is engaged in financing a project entitled Developing Mine Camp Exploration Concepts and Technologies (financing decision 40368/12 Drno 2504/31/2012 by Tekes)