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14 Sep 2020

Sweden: Beowulf Mining seeks to mine in indigenous Sámi territory despite government refusal of its application, incl. co. AGM responses

Beowulf is a small mining company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. For years it has been attempting to construct an iron ore mine in the region of Jokkmokk in northern Sweden, where indigeneous Sámi people herd reindeer, and faced the opposition of many in the Sami community. In February 2020, the Swedish government announced that they had finally refused the company’s application for their Gállok mining project.

However, the company has continued to express interest in mining in the area. London Mining Network asked the company questions on this issue ahead of its 2020 Annual General Meeting.

This story includes London Mining Network's questions and Beowulf Mining's answers.

In December 2021, the Swedish Greens, who opposed the plans, left the governing coalition. In February 2022, UN experts urged the Swedish government not to award a license.