The Prospektor mine is an old gold mine that can be visited freely. A miner’s hut has been reconstructed on top of the mine shaft. Traces of past mining operations together with old mining equipment, can still be seen in the area.
The mining company Prospektor opened the mine in the early 1900s in hope to find gold. A road, which later extended to the Arctic Ocean, was built to connect the site in Laanila to Sodankylä. However, no gold was ever found in the mine and ultimately it was shut down. The old gold mine is located 1 km from Laanila and 5 km from Saariselkä centre.
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