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The Greenest Mine in the World

Mining in the Arctic is a touchy topic. Any industrial activity in what normally are deserted areas causes conflict in the north. The deserted areas above the Arctic Circle are very often pastures of the reindeer. Mining is in the

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How to Get Involved in the Greenest Mine in the World

The Arctic Amethyst Ltd company in Luosto has an unparalleled proposal to its visitors. The company sits on top of Lampivaara and the mining rights to utilize the Amethyst ore. It offers the top soft adventure I can think of.

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How the Purple Diamond of the Arctic Was Created

Millions of years ago the top of Lampivaara was 4000 – 5000 meters higher. The rate of erosion is 1 cm per year. The winters are cracking up the rocks. When water injected into cracks becomes ice it expands and

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Three Legendary Amethyst Remedies

What attracts emits tales. So is the case with the amethyst gem of Luosto. Before the occurrence of amethyst of Lampivaara became official, the stories of the gem from Lapland occurred all over Europe. The amethyst was also part of

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