Sulitjelma

Sulitjelma

(so͞olētyĕl`mä), town, Nordland co., E Norway, at the foot of the Sulitjelma Mts., near the Swedish border. It has been a mining and smelting center since the end of the 19th cent.; much copper and zinc is shipped to Bodø for export. Sulitjelma's wild beauty has made it a popular tourist center.
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The state still has extensive ownership interests in Norwegian business and industry, but it has adopted a completely different approach to the management of its interests following the experience in Kongsberg, Mo i Rana, Sulitjelma and Syd-Varanger.
Sulitjelma Gruber (Cu) will most likely close this year and Bidjovagge Gruber's (Cu, Au) reserves are expected to run out before the end of the current year.