The Adak copper project contains five historical mines – Adak, Lindskold, Brannmyran, Karlsson (the Adak Dome Mines) and Rudtjebacken - covering an area of 26.71 km² located in the world-class Skelleftea Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide (VMS) mining district of northern Sweden.
The Adak Project was operated by the Government of Sweden between 1940 and 1977 when the last mine was closed by Swedish mining giant Boliden. The total material mined from the Adak Project was approximately 10.8Mt at 1.56% copper, including 6.3Mt at 2.02% copper from the Adak Dome and 4.74Mt at 0.92% copper and 2.96% zinc at Rudtjebacken..
Avalon’s attraction to Adak is due to the exploration potential surrounding the existing mines and at depth, and its strategic location within trucking distance of existing concentration facilities. The Company considers Adak to be an exciting brownfields project in an active mining district.
Avalon is currently collecting and digitising all historical data (exploration, drilling, mining and metallurgy) from the Adak Project in preparation for commencing field based exploration programs in 2011.
Avalon Minerals is a mineral exploration & mining project development company.