This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.by Zoë Dupley
When we think of mining history, we often think of the gold rushes that lured frenzied prospectors to wild and untamed lands or early coal miners toiling deep underground. Countless communities sprang up because of these mining operations—some survived, some didn’t. For many that survived, mining has remained the lifeblood of the community. What has been handed down from generation to generation is that passion for prospecting—whether it be for gold, coal, diamonds or molybdenum. And there is still a pride in preserving the past and the roots of mining as we look ahead to the future.
Recent History articles
Small British Columbia town finds harmony between industries as it endures ups and downs of mining.by Jillian Clark
History of coal mining in Sparwood and the Elk Valleyby Jillian Clark
The Museum will also debut its new 2016 summer exhibit, Water: Beneath the Surface, which examines the complex world of H2O.
Marcia Smith, senior vice-president, sustainability and external affairs at Teck, writes regarding the government management plan issued for the Elk Riverby Marcia Smith
BC's Association for Mineral Exploration turns 100by Jessica Kirby
Hansuld longed to work outdoors, but he hadn’t heard about geology before, but after more than three decades as a mining executive—Hansuld is a mining legend.by Breanne Massey