The Ytterby Mine was awarded the EuChemS Historical Landmarks Award 2018 in recognition of the role it played in the history of chemistry and European sense of belonging between people and ideas. The Ytterby Mine and the important chemical discoveries that were tied to it successfully exemplify the way chemistry is part of the general cultural heritage and history of Nordic, but also all European citizens.
Ytterby mine, famous for being the discovery site of some 8 chemical elements, celebrated the unveiling of the new EuChemS plaque in recognition of the role it played in the history of Chemistry and shared European cultural heritage on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2019.
The ceremony was preceded by a symposium on the history of the mine and its discoveries as well as the pivotal role it played in the history of chemistry in Europe. Over 100 people attended the ceremony, including representatives from the local municipality, Ytterby town, as well as from national chemical societies.
EuChemS President Pilar Goya, together with Malin Forsbrand, Municipality Chairman, unveiled the plaque at the entrance of the mine.