Portfolio Tag: British Columbia

Publication: CIM Magazine

B.C. exploration community buoyed by 20 per cent increase in activity in 2017

Roundup 2018 speakers highlight Canada’s role in supplying materials needed for clean technology Mineral exploration activity in British Columbia increased by 20 per cent in 2017, Gordon Clarke, the director of the British Columbia Mineral Development Office, announced on the opening day of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup 2018 conference. It is the... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

Reaching Higher And Wider With Roundup 2018

New CEO, new program reach for a wider audience Driven by some healthy inter-jurisdictional competition, Minister Michelle Mungall, BC Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Edie Thome, AME President and CEO, agree that British Columbia can be the number one exploration and mining jurisdiction in Canada, if not the world. To make this... Read more »

Publication: Earth Explorer

Value through partnerships a key message at annual BC exploration conference

Industry leaders emphasised the importance of forming strategic partnerships during their keynote addresses to the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup conference in Vancouver in January. David Garofalo, President and CEO of Goldcorp, and Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck Resources, set the cautiously optimistic tone of the meeting by each stressing how important... Read more »

Publication: Innovation

Mercury Rising: Artisanal Mining in Developing Countries … a Global Pollution Problem

Many Canadian engineers and geoscientists who visit projects in developing countries see evidence of artisanal mining—people panning barefoot in a muddy stream, a hillside pockmarked with holes and tunnels, or rudimentary processing plants belching toxic fumes into the air. These isolated sightings under-represent the global scale of the problem. More than 30 million people worldwide are artisanal miners. Half are artisanal gold miners,... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Steelmaking coal price surge reinvigorates Canadian mines

By Kylie Williams Metallurgical coal prices took a wild ride in 2016. Following the Chinese government’s decision to close coal mines and decrease domestic production at the beginning of the year, prices rocketed from US$84 per tonne in the spring to over US$200 per tonne by the fall. Coal has not approached such heights since... Read more »

Publication: Innovation

High-grade Gold Mine on Target for 2017 Production

By Kylie Williams Just a decade ago, the Brucejack Gold Project in northern British Columbia was bare rock and a sealed underground portal. The site had been reclaimed by the previous owners who had discovered the smaller West Zone deposit but were unable to develop it due to low metal prices. Silver Standard Resources took over... Read more »

Publication: BC Oil and Gas Report

Strength in Numbers

First Nations across British Columbia are partnering with the provincial government, natural gas companies and each other to support, monitor, and reap the benefits of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) development projects. As of June 2015, the B.C. Government had signed 15 Natural Gas Pipeline Benefits Agreements with 11 First Nations. Numerous benefit agreements between gas companies and First Nations have also been finalized. Each agreement is unique... Read more »

Publication: AME Blog

1984-2018: The Evolution Of AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup

In January 2018, AME’s Mineral Exploration Roundup conference will celebrate its 35th year. The idea for the Roundup conference was born on a ferry in 1982 during a conversation between Jack Patterson, Managing Director of what was then the BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines, Bob Cathro, the sitting President, and Nick Carter, soon to be... Read more »