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

Close-up of concrete headframe and tipple structure at the historic Morden Colliery.
Mining Insider, History, Mines, British Columbia Province funding restoration of historic Nanaimo coal mine structure

Built in the early 1900s by the Pacific Coal Company, the concrete headframe and tipple structure is all that remains of the Morden Colliery

Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia 1st Quarter 2019: Teck reports $1 Billion profit compared to $1.6 Billion last year

Teck enjoys a solid operating performance with no change in 2019 guidance

Map depicting the location of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Blackwater Gold Project - Environmental Assessment Decision

The proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located southwest of Vanderhoof, B.C., has been approved following a thorough environmental assessment process.

Aerial photograph of Red Chris Mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Newcrest to acquire potential Tier 1 orebody in Canada

Red Chris is a copper-gold porphyry with an operating open-pit mine and mineral resources of 20 million ounces of gold and 13 billion pounds of copper.

Cover of Teck's Sustainability Report.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Teck reports 2018 Sustainability Performance

Teck's 18th annual Sustainability Report covers the company’s performance in 2018 and progress towards its short-term sustainability goals set for 2020

Chris Gardner, ICBA president, shows off six prestigious Reed Awards.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia ICBA wins North American Trade Association of the Year

The Reed Awards embody excellence in campaigning, political consulting, and public policy advocacy

Map showing location of Wicheeda property in central British Columbia.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Defense Metals Corp. provides operational update on Wicheeda

Defense Metals Corp is pleased to announce that Phase 1A metallurgical testing on the Wicheeda bulk sample at SGS Labs is underway

Haul truck and digger at Elkview Mine (TECK) at Sparwood BC.
History, Mines, British Columbia The Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.

by Zoë Dupley
Aerial view of the Yellowhead property.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Taseko completes acquisition of Yellowhead Mining

Taseko has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Yellowhead

The Kutcho high grade copper-zinc project is located in northern British Columbia.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Kutcho Copper signs exploration agreement with Kaska Nation and provides corporate update

Kutcho and Kaska Nation are pleased to announce that they have entered into an Exploration Agreement relating to the Kutcho Project

Lindsay Kislock, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, MABC.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Mining Association of B.C. commends new resources for Ministry in Budget 2019

The Mining Association of British Columbia is the voice of mining in BC, representing operating coal, metal and industrial mineral producers in the province

SMS truck.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Teck reports unaudited annual & fourth quarter results: 2018

“2018 was another very good year for Teck,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of the company.

Edie Thome, Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) President and CEO
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia AME Responds to B.C. Budget 2019

B.C. Budget 2019 announcement includes meaningful support for the mineral exploration and mining industry.

Geoscience BC banner.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia 8,000 km2 of new Kootenay-Boundary geological mapping released

Geological mapping covering 8,000 km2 of historic mining areas in British Columbia’s Kootenay Boundary Regional District was recently released by Geoscience BC

Pierre Gratton is the President and CEO for Mining Association of Canada (MAC).
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia New TSM progress report highlights sustainability performance of Canadian mining companies

New water stewardship and preventing child and forced labour protocols to strengthen standards for industry

Fossils discovered in B.C. province, new regulations for mining companies put the fossils in Royal Museums and local history exhibits.
Education, First Nations, History, British Columbia British Columbia’s new fossil protocol

The government of British Columbia has implemented a new recovery protocol for the removal and preservation of found fossils.

by Zoë Dupley
A view of a mining camp from a high-altitude location.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia IDM Mining granted federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Red Mountain Gold Project

IDM Mining Ltd. is an exploration and development company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada focused on advancing the Red Mountain Gold Project towards production

A Teck employee crouched beside a river.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck named to 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list

Teck was the top-ranked company in the Metals and Mining category, as rated by media and investment research company, Corporate Knights.

Picture of large mining truck.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia Imperial announces suspension of operations at Mount Polley Mine

Full operations will resume once the economics of mining at Mount Polley improve.

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