The Epiroc Mine is an active testing mine with two full-time employees, located a quick elevator ride down from Epiroc AB's headquarters. We have tunnels at 20, 40 and 48 meters depth.
The rock is a mixture of granite and gneiss, so called "Stockholmsgranit", one of the hardest rock formations. It is believed to have been created more than 1.9 billion years ago.
Since 1938, thousands of hours have been dedicated to putting our machines to the hardest of tests and quality controls in our mine.
If you visit our mine, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Please take photos during your visit in the mine. If you publish on social media, please use the #epirocmine hashtag.
In 1938 the creation of the mine started. The initial idea was to create a bomb shelter, but the company soon realized the value of having a test mine close to the production facilities.
In celebration of Atlas Copco's 125th anniversary in 1998, the mine was renovated, and an auditorium located 20 meters underground was opened.
In 2023, Epiroc updated the Epiroc Mine Exhibition and reopened the mine. Pictures from the event are shown below.