The Sykane Mining Company is a mining and refining conglomerate operating in Teressien and abroad, still under family-ownership, currently headed by Gerulf von Sykane. The origins of the Company go back to the 14th century and Alrich, Ritter Sykane. Most of the operations of Sykane Mining are carried out along the Feuerbergkette.
Contrary to popular belief, the naturalist Alexander von Sykane never had any place in the company's structure except shareholder.
Sykane Mining had 7,043 employees in 2019 and a total revenue of 1.1 billion NSD. Main products of the company are silver, gold, copper, uranium, tin, tungsten and zinc. Sykane Mining also operates two iron pits, near Eyssenstad, and mines rare earths, in particular Lithium, offshore near Schwarzsteyn.
The last coal mine was closed in 2006. It was an open-pit mine near Bad Hektling, which is currently in the process of being transformed into an artificial lake.
Sykane Mining operates four smelteries and a steel mill near the iron pits, the products of which are mostly sold to HMW for their car bodyworks.
While Sykane Mining started with metal recycling around the time the company built its first steel mill, the entire business never really took off until around 1890 to 1900, when the demand for new steel rose rapidly and Sykane Mining began to buy up scrap metal from scrap vendors in order to satisfy the need.
List of Active Mines
|Name of Mine||Location||Product||Operating since||Notes|
|Silbermine Eldin II||Eldin Volcano||Silver||1923|
|Silbermine Gyorg I||Gyorg Volcano||Silver, Uranium||Main product is silver, but in recent years, Uranite has been unearthed as a biproduct|
|Goldmine Kagarok I||Kagarok Volcano||Gold|
|Uranmine Fisole I||Lanajra Volcano||Uranium||Biproducts include, but are not limited to|
|Kupfermine Mühlbach IX||Mühlbach||Copper||1788||Operation ended, mine still maintained as a museum|
|Kupfertagebau Adabei I||Near Adabei||Copper||Porphyry Copper Deposit|
|Kupfertagebau Bahöl||Near Bahöl||Copper||Porphyry Copper Deposit|
|Seeminenstation Kipferl I||Near Kipferl||Tin||Placer deposit|
|Seeminenstation Kipferl II||Near Kipferl||Tin||Placer deposit|
|Lichtfadenbergwerk||Near Apern||Tungsten||Scheelite Deposit|
|Zinkbergwerk Beisl I||Near Beisl||Zinc||Sphalerite Deposit|
|Zinkbergwerk Beisl II||Near Beisl||Zinc||Sphalerite Deposit|
|Nickelbergwerk Masel I||Near Masel||Nickel||Pentlandite Deposit|
|Unterseeminenstation Sykane-Schwarzsteyn I and II||Offshore near Schwarzsteyn||Lithium||2010||Under heavy scrutiny due to environmental impact|
|Bleibergwerk Plache I||Near Plache||Lead||Galena Deposit|
|Bleibergwerk Plache II||Near Plache||Lead||Galena Deposit|
|Eisenbergwerk Erzberg II||Near Erzberg||Iron||Magnetite Deposit|
|Eisenbergwerk Erzberg I||Near Erzberg||Iron||Magnetite Deposit, production dwindling down|