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Prospektor gold mine

The prospektor mine is an old gold mine in Saariselkä. The mining company Prospektor founfed the mine in 1902 because there was said to be gold in Saariselkä. However, they never founf any gold from the mine. The old head quaters of the mining company is nowadays part of the Restaurant Laanilan Kievari. The mining company helped the development of the tourism industry in the area unintentionally by starting to build the road from Sodankykä to Laanila. Later the road was built further on to the Arctic Ocean in Petsamo.
The Prospektor gold mine is situated 1km from Laanila. From the center of Saariselkä, the walking distance is 5km.