The gold of Lapland is known and appreciated worldwide. In Finnish Lapland the gold prospecting and mining have strong and traditional history for 150 years. The gold prospecting is still a livelihood for many. New legends are born in the gold fields by a rare community of gold prospectors even on the Europe’s scale. The most important gold prospecting areas are the Lemmenjoki river, the Ivalojoki river and Tankavaara.
In the Green Gold Lapland -project the definition for certification is branded and made for ecologically and ethically produced gold of Lapland. Also, the cooperation network is created through the project for producing, distributing and selling the certified Lappish gold