In a quarry on Resarö’s eastern headland in Vaxholm municipality, a heavy black stone was found about 200 years ago. This would be the beginning of an unparalleled development in Swedish chemical research. 23 elements were identified, eight of these in minerals from the quarry.
The Ytterby Gruva association works for:
to spread knowledge about Ytterby mine and its history
to find a long-term sustainable solution to the management and ownership of the mine
to document and coordinate all research and activities connected to the mine.
The dates for the 2023 public guided tours have now been released.
Important: The guided tours are in Swedish. If you want a tour in English, you need to book a personal guide.
The tours take place in the open pit above ground and do not include the underground facility and the spaces that were built during the Cold War.
Advance notification to email@example.com is required. Email names, how many of you there are and which show you want to attend. Please note that viewings may be fully booked.
Meetup and payment of SEK 80/per person takes place on site a quarter of an hour before the tour (Swedish “Swish”-payment only). If you come from another country, please notify us and we will arrange another payment solution.
Sunday June 11 at 10.30 (Guide: Maria Johansson)
Sunday July 9 at 10.30 (Guide: Maria Johansson)
Sunday July 30 at 10.30 (Guide: Eric Thorslund)
Sunday August 27 at 10.30 (Guide: Maria Johansson)
Meeting place: Ytterbyvägen 65, below the stairs.
The tours take place outdoors and take about an hour.
On Sunday, April 23, the Ytterby Mining Association’s annual meeting took place in Resarö Bygdegård. The day began with a working day where slush was cleared from the mine area. After that there was a sausage grilling, coffee and cake and finally a walk to the community center to listen to a talk by Marcus Ivarsson, researcher at the National Museum of Natural History and CEO of MycoMine, who talked about their technology for cleaning mine water from oil.
The YouTube channel Hidden in Sweden tells in a new video an in-depth story about Ytterby Gruva during the Cold War. In the film, the producer Per Salmin is seen together with the chairman of the Ytterby Gruva Association Sven-Olof Kviman and guide Erik Thorslund. Research and facts in the film come from association member Tommy Wahlund’s research and lecture “Ytterby and the Cold War”. The lecture will again be given on a number of occasions this spring exclusively to the association’s members.
Hello everybody! We are closely connected with Stiftelsen Ytterby Gruva, and things have started to move, both in terms of the association’s activities and the ownership of the mining area. Status report A very active 2022 is coming to an end and we want to take the opportunity to give some updates.A larger number of […]
On Sunday, August 28, there were three different presentations on site at Ytterby Gruva. Eric Thorslund told the story of the mine and the discovery of the elements.
Bengt Sandell, whose grandfather’s father was the last mine bailiff, told a little about the time from when the mine stopped being used in 1935 until the family sold it to the Crown in 1953.
Susanne Sjöberg told, on site in a rock room about 400 meters in, about her research on biological processes that create minerals in the mine tunnel.
Hi everyone! On Sunday August 28 at 11:00 we invite you to two events around the mine, which we think will be very interesting. At 11.00, up at the bailiff’s office (above the stairs up to the mine), Bengt Sandell will answer questions about when the mine was sold to the Crown in 1953. Bengt […]
Hi everyone! We have made it a little way into a new year, and it is time to renew the membership in the Ytterby Gruva Association by paying the annual fee, SEK 250. It must be deposited into the association’s bank account in SEB, clearing no. 5330, account no. 1014380. It’s easy to forget, so […]