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Boliden AB (publ) engages in exploring, extracting, and processing base metals and precious metals in Sweden, other Nordic region, Germany, the United Kingdom, the rest of Europe, North America, and internationally. It operates in two segments, Business Area Mines and Business Area Smelters. The company explores for copper, zinc, nickel, lead, gold, silver, platinum, and palladium deposits. It operates the Aitik, the Boliden Area, and Garpenberg mines in Sweden; the Tara mine in Ireland; and the Kylylahti and Kevitsa mines in Finland. The company’s products include zinc and lead ingot, copper cathode, gold bar, and silver granule, and other products, such as sulphuric acid and iron sand; copper, lead, nickel, and zinc concentrates; and by-products, including copper sulphate, zinc clinker, copper telluride, selenium, nickel matte, and crude nickel sulphate, as well as palladium, platinum, rhodium, iridium, ruthenium, and osmium concentrates. The company sells its metals primarily to industrial customers, as well as construction, electronics, and automotive industries; copper to wire and copper rod manufacturers; and lead to battery manufacturers. It has a strategic collaboration agreement with the Luleå University of Technology to develop technology and strengthening competence in mining and smelting operations. Boliden AB (publ) was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.