Leading Swdish miner LKAB announced that to date, exploration drifting from the Kiruna mine towards the Per Geijer deposit has progressed 400 meters. Eachblast brings the drift about 4.52 metres closer to the future. Exploration drifting in the direction of Per Geijer starts at the 910 meters level in the Kiruna mine and will take considerable time to complete. About eight years is the current estimate.The Per Geijer deposit has high phosphorus content. Phosphorus is one of three nutrients in mineral fertiliser and is essential for world food production. This is one of several reasons why LKAB will explore the deposit in greater detail.With a single European phosphorus producer, Per Geijer could be the key to greater self-sufficiency for Europe. In addition, LKAB can already present mineral resources of rare earth metals amounting to nearly one million tonnes. This makes Per Geijer the largest known deposit of its kind in Europe.