5 pictures of a mine 400km north of the Arctic Circle

Most mining developments are built in isolated locations, but this mine 400km north of the Arctic Circle takes inhospitable to a whole new level.

Operated by Sydvaranger Gruve, this iron ore project in Norway has plenty of history behind it.

The tunnels pictured below were built into a solid rock mountain and were used as a bomb shelter during World War 2.

The conveyor network exceeds several kilometres, and was large enough to protect the local town's entire population during bombing raids.

Another fun fact: the water on the ground is coming straight up from the water table.

Thanks to the folks at Petrain for sending these images through.

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