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Plans for the future scientific activities in the Pyhäsalmi mine

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Author: Kutuniva, Johanna1; Aittola, Marko; Enqvist, Timo
Organizations: 1Oulu Southern Institute and Department of Physics, University of Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: University of Helsinki, 2015
Publish Date: 2017-01-10


The Pyhäsalmi Mine is approximately 1,400 metres deep metal mine at Pyhäjärvi, Finland. This one of the deepest mine offers unique facilities and underground infrastructure for several purposes.

For the exploitation of the infrastructure after the end of underground excavations there are plans to establish a Science and Research Centre in the mine. Different international studies and reports have proven that the Pyhäsalmi Mine area is an excellent site for underground physics experiments from both technical, infrastructural and scientifical point of view [1]. This feasibility has been shown, for example, by the extended site investigations at Pyhäsalmi Mine [2] which included, among others, analyses of the structural, physical and chemical conditions of the rock mass.

The facilities of the mine are excellent, for example, for various kind of physics experiments due to the large rock overburden, but also for other fields of science. Therefore, during 2015 an open call process will be organized in which new experiments looked for to utilize the underground facilities. In this work we present plans for the future activities in the Pyhäsalmi Mine.

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Series: Report series in physics
ISSN: 0355-5801
ISSN-L: 0355-5801
ISBN: 978-951-51-0584-4
Issue: HU-P-268
Pages: 305 - 305
Host publication: Proceedings of the XLIX annual conference of the Finnish physical society
Host publication editor: Tenkanen, Tommi
Conference: Physics days / fysiikan päivät : annual meeting of the Finnish physical society
Field of Science: 215 Chemical engineering
Copyright information: Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.