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About Inmet Finland Oy

We’re a part of the global copper company First Quantum Minerals.

Inmet Finland are exploring for nickel and copper across Finland, primarily in Eastern Lapland. As part of First Quantum, we operate with a ‘can do’ and long-term approach. First Quantum has over 20,000 employees globally and operates long-life mines in several countries, including Pyhäsalmi here in Finland.

We’ve been part of Finland since 2008

First Quantum have been active in Finland since 2008, with the purchase of the Kevitsa, in Sodankylä, from Scandinavian Minerals in 2008. First Quantum significantly increased the in-ground resource at Kevitsa, proving it to be one of the largest nickel reserves in Finland.

The Pyhäsalmi mine in Pyhäjärvi, central Finland, has been operated by First Quantum since 2013. Pyhäsalmi is one of the deepest underground mines in Europe, however, will soon close after over 60 years of production.

All our exploration reservations and exploration licenses in Finland are held under Inmet Finland Oy. We currently hold four reservations in Lapland and have undertaken preliminary investigative works in all areas. In December 2020, we submitted several exploration license applications in Pelkosenniemi and Savukoski municipalities. These were granted by Tukes in May 2021.

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Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter

Senior Geologist

Chris began his career at Kevitsa Mine in 2012, after graduating with a Masters in Geology from Imperial College London. Over eight years with First Quantum, Chris has worked in Africa, South America and Australia. Returning to Finland in 2018, he now manages Inmet Finland Oy’s exploration programs in Finland.

Chris lives in Rovaniemi with his Finnish wife and daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, playing tennis and cross-country skiing.

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Jaakko Georgi

Jaakko Georgi

Exploration Geologist

Jaakko started working at Inmet Finland Oy at the end of 2020. He is responsible for technical work on mineral exploration projects and permitting processes. After graduating from the University of Helsinki, Jaakko has worked as a exploration geologist for two years in Northern Finland and South America. Jaakko lives in Rovaniemi and in his free time, enjoys skiing, hiking, mushroom picking and reading.

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Ville Lahti

Ville Lahti

Field and Logistics Supervisor

I have worked in the mining industry in various positions in Finland and Sweden. I started my career as an auxiliary driller in 2012. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, I have also worked in administrative positions. I am from Lapland and an avid fly fisherman. I like to spend my free time in nature, for example fishing, hunting and hiking

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