A tungsten project that after exploration drillings has become one of Botnia Exploration’s most prioritised projects. High contents of tungsten have been found in one borehole, in the heaps of waste rock from old iron ore mining and in boulders. The contents greatly exceeds the contents in the former Yxsjöberg mine in Bergslagen and the distribution of observations indicate an extension of the mineralization of 1 km.
The analysed contents are high even by international standards. Tungsten is used by Sandvik, among others, as raw material for production of hard metal. Tungsten is a scarce material and there is a high demand internationally for this metal.