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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 54 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SULITELMA, a mountain on the frontier between Norway and Sweden, forming a salient (6158 ft.) of the Kj6l or " keel " of the Scandinavian peninsula. The mass, composed of three peaks, is situated in 6 7° 1o' N., and covered with a snow-field from which many glaciers descend. In these rise feeders of the Swedish rivers Lilla Lule and Pite, flowing south-east. Westward, the foothills descend upon the Skjerstad Fjord, above which are two lakes, Nedre and Ovre Vand. From Sjonstaa steamers on the Langvand and a light railway give communication between the sea and Furulund, the headquarters of the Swedish Sulitelma Mining Company. A mountain track descends from Sulitelma to Kvickjock (or Kvikkjokk), a considerable village magnificently situated on the Tarrajock, a head-stream of the Lilla Lule. This is distant three days' journey on foot from Furulund.
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