A dying mining town

by Jeanette Räisänen July. 12, 2019 100 views

Malmberget in the northern part of Sweden. The mining company LKAB has to take over this land. Bittersweet for many who lives here, they have to move. But if this is not happening LKAB can't mine iron and the mine is the only thing that's keeping this area alive. The people that lived and still lives here will move to the town nearby called Gällivare.

Disponentvillan has been abandoned since 1980's. Bulit in 1894 by Axel Dellwik, and lies behind fence.

Disponentvillan has been abandoned since 1980's. Bulit in 1894 by Axel Dellwik, and lies behind fence.

Off limits.

Off limits.

Animal tracks in the snow, and a old tennis court, all behind fence.

Animal tracks in the snow, and a old tennis court, all behind fence.

Kåkstan the oldest part (from 1888) still preserved, the small houses almost in the center. They will move this to Gällivare when the time is right. The mountain Dundret "burning"...

Kåkstan the oldest part (from 1888) still preserved, the small houses almost in the center. They will move this to Gällivare when the time is right. The mountain Dundret "burning"...

Two open sores in the landscape, from the mining.

Two open sores in the landscape, from the mining.

Snowroads makes an interesting pattern.

Snowroads makes an interesting pattern.

Abandoned house.

Abandoned house.

People just moved out from these houses, they are behind fence now.

People just moved out from these houses, they are behind fence now.

This part is still alive, but not for many years.

This part is still alive, but not for many years.

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