British Columbia

British Columbia is a province with a rich mining history and a wealth of mining potential yet undiscovered. Early mining operations brought gold and coal to the surface; today, these and many other valuable minerals are bringing prosperity to B.C. communities.

Recent British Columbia articles

The crocodilian track slab Kevin Sharman identified while working at Teck Resources' Quintette Mine.
History, British Columbia Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia—not your typical mining town

Small British Columbia town finds harmony between industries as it endures ups and downs of mining.

by Jillian Clark
Construction workers at the underground Brucejack gold mine, dressed in hi-vis suits.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia New Brucejack Mine “Valley of the Kings” shows 8.1 million ounces of gold potential

Pretivm is constructing the high-grade underground Brucejack gold mine in northern British Columbia with commercial production targeted for 2017.

Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
Mining Insider, Products & equipment, British Columbia Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

The twin towns of Michel and Natal were the original settlements in the Elk Valley.
History, Mines, British Columbia The struggles and spirit of Canadian coal mining towns

History of coal mining in Sparwood and the Elk Valley

by Jillian Clark
Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Picture of Cessna conducting aerial geophysical survey.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC releases survey results indicating potential for new mineral deposits in B.C.

Results of Canada's largest airborne survey will stimulate mineral exploration in B.C.

Diane Nicolson, chair of the AME board comments on BC Budget.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia AME BC likes new 2017 BC Budget

The budget announcement demonstrates that the provincial government is aware of the significant contribution that mineral exploration and development makes.

Valemount Marina
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Geothermal sustainability closer than ever in British Columbia

The forestry town of Valemount has been slowly re-inventing itself for a sustainable future with their plans to become Canada’s first geothermal village.

by Jillian Clark
Excavator on Sully property.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Kootenay Zinc starts drilling at Fort Steele’s “Sully” property

All geophysics and drill holes to date have helped the technical team better understand the nature of this exciting project.

Chris Gardner, ICBA president.
British Columbia B.C. industry association advocates for infrastructure projects

Opponents of major infrastructure projects in B.C. jeopardizing jobs, says industry association.

by Peter Caulfield
Canada Place in Vancouver
Minerals, Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia The best bits of the AME Roundup

Mining and Energy’s Robert Hawkins discusses highlights from the AME Roundup 2017 at Canada Place in Vancouver, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Geotech drill rig on a project in the Golden Triangle in northwest B.C.
First Nations, British Columbia Tahltan Nation Development Corporation and Geotech—a partnership based on shared values

A partnership between Geotech Drilling Services Ltd. and the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation will bring enhanced drilling services to Northwest B.C.

by Jessica Kirby
Paul Ransom points to Lakit Lookout, near Fort Steele, which could be the next big East Kootenay mine.
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia Could there be another Sullivan mine-sized deposit near Fort Steele, B.C.?

Kootenay Zinc’s Paul Ransom has reason to be optimistic about the Sully project and its potential to be the next big Sullivan-style mine in the East Kootenay

by Kyle Born
Jonathan Buchanan, director, Information and Public Affairs for the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC)
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Thompson Creek Metals wins mine reclamation award

The award was presented at the 40th Annual BC Mine Reclamation Symposium of the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation.

by Peter Caulfield
The Britannia Mine Museum lets you explore this former copper mine along BC’s Pacific coast.
Mines, British Columbia 10 Ways to Immerse Yourself in British Columbia’s Rich Mining Past

From underground mine tours to outdoor displays, here are some of the places that bring the province’s mining past to life.

by Galadriel Watson
The settlement of Britannia Beach, one of two bases for the Britannia Mining and Smelting Company.
Mines, British Columbia Lucky strikes: Early days in British Columbia’s mining industry

The province of BC is currently a giant on mining’s world stage. These four historical events helped set it on its path.

by Galadriel Watson
The Sullivan Core Shack will be a museum level display of ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine and surrounding area.
Mining Insider, Education, Mines, British Columbia Kootenay Zinc Corp. sponsors Sullivan Core Shack Display

The Sullivan Core Shack will be a museum level display located in the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Station.

Nalaine Morin, principal with ArrowBlade Consulting, works to bridge First Nations Traditional Knowledge with Western Science in development projects.
Rock Stars, First Nations, British Columbia Rock Star: Nalaine Morin, EP

Nalaine Morin is recognized across Canada for her work in environmental assessment on behalf of First Nations.

by Jessica Kirby
Aerial view of the Bonaparte property.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia MX Gold announces proposed purchase of WestKam Gold Corp.‘s Bonaparte property

MX Gold Corp. is a junior mining company focused on the exploration, development and mining of advanced projects located in British Columbia and Mexico.

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