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Elkem Silicon Products Tana

The plant is situated nearby to the peaks Giemaš and 436.

Elkem Tana is one of the largest open pit mines for quartzite extraction in the world, established in 1973. The plant has been in Elkem since 1983 and annual production is about 850.000 mt.

Quartz from Tana is used by Elkem and other industrial customers to make silicon-, aluminum- and ferrosilicon alloys and iron oxide pellets.

What is Silicon?

Silicon (metalloid or metallurgical silicon) enables the manufacturing of a wide range of useful, efficient and sustainable products.

Elkem Tana certificates

Management System Certificate
Validity date: 14 October 2025

Management System Certificate
Validity date: 14 October 2025


  • Annual capacity of 1.000.000 mt/year
  • 50 employees (25 Elkem/25 contractor) Produces 5 different qualities of quartzite (6045, 7045, 6010, 7010, 5005)
  • “The largest quartzite mine in the world”
  • Supplying almost all the silicon smelters in Norway

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