Svappavaara Phase 1 Design
For LKAB’s current mining permit they have planned to deposit their waste rock using the conventional terraced lift method. VAST was engaged to explore a geomorphic outcome for the Svappavaara mine site. The key focus was to create a landform that would successfully allow LKAB to meet their closure goals.
The phase 1 landform design outcome showed it is possible to make a fluvial, geomorphic-based landform within the permit boundary and elevation that will accommodate the target 56,000,000m3 / 101 Mt for the current operations at the Svappavaara mine. The design output is based on geomorphic principles providing a long-term stable landform that will allow LKAB to meet their closure goals for the site.