Case Studies

LKAB Kiruna Seismic Event Inspections

Emesent Hovermap technology helps LKAB complete fall of ground inspections quickly and safely at Kiruna mine.

Swedish mining company LKAB mines and processes iron ore for the global steel market. Its mine in the northern city of Kiruna commenced production in 1898. Today, it’s the world’s largest underground iron ore mine, producing around 27 million tonnes of iron ore a year.


The seismic event triggered rock bursts across kilometers of drifts. Armed with accurate 3D datasets, LKAB engineers were able to start planning remediation work within weeks of the event.