Gold panning, exploration and mining

Tukes has been the surveillance and permit consideration authority in Finland as of 1 July 2011, as referred to in the Mining Act (621/2011). The authority duties are attended to in our offices in Helsinki and Rovaniemi.


Tukes decides on the applications filed for permits and rights, and runs the mining register in Finland. In the mining surveillance, we use reporting, enquiries, surveillance visits and the initiatives taken by the relevant actors.


The matters pending with the Ministry of Employment and the Economy prior to 1 July 2011 subject to the old Mining Act (503/1965) shall be handled in compliance with the requirements of the old Act, unless otherwise laid down in the transitional provisions of the new Mining Act (621/2011).


Mining Register Map Service (in Finnish)


Online map application on mineral deposits and mines covering Finland (in English)