Arctic minerals Norway
As of May 2013 Nussir ASA owns the rights to what is Norway’s largest undeveloped copper ore. Two projects, Ulveryggen and Nussir, have total ore resources of 38.6 million tons. The biggest project, Nussir, has an average copper grade of 1.12%. New core drilling in April 2013 will increase the resources even more.
2005 saw the establishment of Nussir ASA, a dynamic mining company located in Kvalsund municipality in Northern Norway, close to the natural gas-rich town of Hammerfest. The Nussir Field has been discovered in the late 1970’s.
In addition to its significant copper deposits, further exploration of its ore has yielded valuable amounts of gold and silver. Platinum and palladium are also present.
There are deep-sea, ice-free port; a major highway; high-voltage power lines; and a developing industrial zone already in place. These primary infrastructures offer excellent complements to an integrated operation for the company.
Nussir ASA is committed not only to the viable harnessing of the rich deposits in the mine but also to minimize intrusion in our host community’s way of life. We take our social responsibility seriously and this is done by engaging local folks in regular fora, prioritizing the human resources in the region and by respecting the nature around it. Because of these, the local authorities and residents in the area are welcoming Nussir’s projects.