Contest #179 answer: Malmberget, Sweden

Malmberget is a mining town in the north of Sweden (close to Gällivare). The Swedish state owned LKAB mining company is mining iron and the open mine pit (the ‘Gropen’) is forcing the town to move.

In 2009 a workshop was organised about the problem of relocating a large part of a local society.
One of the episodes of the television series ‘Monster Moves’ was dedicated to Malmberget.
Those who did not move for the Gropen:
  • Andy McConnell
  • steve willis


  • ACG
  • Paul Franson
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Sasha Smith
  • blacbronco
  • Falco
  • hhgygy
  • Graham Foxall
  • mccrumplair
  • Sarah G
  • Chris Nason
  • Linda G
  • eli
  • Elrober
  • steven simmons
  • Rolando Marín Monge