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MINING IN THE HIGH ARCTIC
World Coal, August 2004

Spitsbergen holds several "most northerly" titles - the world's most northerly marathon is run there, the most northerly webcam is sited there and it also home to the world's most northerly coal mine.

Looking at pictures of Spitsbergen's glaciers and snow and ice covered mountains, it is hard to imagine a thriving community living and working there on a permanent basis, let alone producing coal at one of the most productive longwall mining faces in Europe.

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