Prospektori gold mine and miner’ hut

The Prospektori miner’ hut is an old gold mine which belonged to the mining company Prospektor in the beginning of the 19th century. The mining company Prospektori 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 Prospektori gold mine is situated 1km from Laanila. From the center of Saariselkä, the walking distance is 5 km.

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