Tellnes mine

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Tellnes mine
View of the open pit mine
Tellnes Mine is located in Rogaland
Tellnes Mine
Tellnes Mine
Location Sokndal
County Rogaland
Country Norway
Coordinates 58°20′04″N 06°25′22″E / 58.33444°N 6.42278°E / 58.33444; 6.42278Coordinates: 58°20′04″N 06°25′22″E / 58.33444°N 6.42278°E / 58.33444; 6.42278
Products Ilmenite (titanium)
Production 580,000 tonnes (570,000 long tons; 640,000 short tons)
Type Open-pit
Opened 1960 (1960)
Company Titania A/S

The Tellnes mine is one of the largest titanium mines in Europe. The mine is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of the Jøssingfjorden in Sokndal municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The mine has reserves amounting more than 300,000,000 tonnes (300,000,000 long tons; 330,000,000 short tons) of ore grading 18% titanium.[1] The deposit of titanium was discovered in 1954 and production at the mine began in October 1960. Each year there is about 2,000,000 tonnes (2,000,000 long tons; 2,200,000 short tons) of ore and 1,600,000 tonnes (1,600,000 long tons; 1,800,000 short tons) of rock waste removed from the open-pit mine. This resulted in about 580,000 tonnes (570,000 long tons; 640,000 short tons) of ilmenite concentrate from the mine in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ Korneliussen, Are; McEnroe, Suzanne; Nilsson, Lars Petter; Schiellerup, Henrik; Gautneb, Håvard; Meyer, Gurli; Størseth, Leif Roger (2012). "Overview of titanium mining in Norway". Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Tellnes Mines, Sokndal, Rogaland, Norway". Retrieved 2016-07-08.