Copper pyrites occur at Falun in mica-schists, surrounded by halleflinta.
Copper has been mined at Falun since the 14th century; it is also produced at Atvidaberg in Ostergotland.
A little gold and silver are extracted at Falun, and the silver mines at Sala in Vestmanlands Lan have been worked at least since the 16th century, but here again the output has decreased.
There are schools of mining at Stockholm (the higher school), Falun and Filipstad in Vermland.
The great mechanical works are found at or near Malmo, Stockholm, JOnkoping, Trollhattan, Motala on Lake Vetter, Lund, Gothenburg, Karlstad, Falun and Eskilstuna, which is especially noted for its cutlery.