Science Blog: Assessing the unknown: Finland’s undiscovered mineral resources

Kalevi Rasilainen, Geologist
Pasi Eilu, Senior Scientist

Assessments carried out by the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) since 2008 indicate that Finland has notable undiscovered resources of several important metals. As of the end of 2016, assessment results have been published for platinum (Pt), palladium (Pd), gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), nickel (Ni), cobalt (Co), lead (Pb), molybdenum (Mo) […]

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Geo-Blog: New survey of the Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel route

Kimmo Alvi, Geologist
Ossi Ikävalko, Senior Specialist
Keijo Nenonen, Chief Expert, Science and Innovations

The Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) conducted acoustic-seismic surveys of the possible routes  for an undersea railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The report was commissioned by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (Figure 1). The survey provided a detailed overview of the geological structure of the sea floor basement and deposits between Finland and Estonia. The […]

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