FALUN, a town of Sweden, capital of the district (lain) of Kopparberg, 153 m.
The mines belong to the Kopparberg Mining Company (Stora Kopparbergs Bergslags Aktiebolag, formerly Kopparbergslagen).
It is the chief port of the district of Kopparberg, with its iron and other mines and forests.
It prevails in the middle part of the country, in Kopparberg,, Vestmanland, Upsala and parts of Vermland.
North of Lake Siljan (province of Kopparberg), however, they have been very much dislocated.
These deposits, known as glacial sand and glacial clay, cover most parts of Sweden south of the provinces of Kopparberg and Vermland, the more elevated portions of the provinces of Elfsborg and Kronoberg excepted.
At Gellivara, and in the midland fields generally from 40 to 100 ft., although at the great field of Grangesberg, in Kopparberg and Orebro Lan, a thickness of nearly 300 ft.