British Columbia Mining News

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Copper-zinc VMS project changes hands for C$28.8M

A high-grade copper-zinc volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) project in British Columbia will now be developed by Desert Star Resources (TSXV:DSR).

Former BC Mines Minister now director at project-generating junior

Bill Bennett, British Columbia's former Minister of Mines and Energy, has quit politics and joined Eagle Plains Resources (TSXV:EPL) as a director.

Taseko in court to appeal defamation win by enviro-group

Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO), the company behind a large copper-gold project in north-central British Columbia, was back in court last week to appeal a 2016 decision that went against it.

New BC government could jeopardize Canadian oil exports

The upcoming change in British Columbia’s government could stall the Canadian oil industry’s plans to compete globally by exporting crude to Asia—the world’s fastest growing refining market of which Middle Eastern producers, Russia, and now the U.S. are vying for market share.

British Columbia mining revenue was up $1B last year

Met coal is king.

Suncor plans to build new oil sands project in Canada

The Lewis project would be located about 25 km northeast of Fort McMurray and could eventually produce up to 160,000 barrels a day.

Pretium's Brucejack poised to start-up in BC

The new underground mine powered up on March 31 and is now in the commissioning stage, a few months ahead of schedule.

New method for cleaning coal could help determine economic viability of coal projects

A new method for cleaning metallurgical coal to verify coal quality for coke making could replace a widely-used chemical-based process leading to a more accurate assessment of the economic viability of coal projects.

BC Election: Major parties on future of mining

Question of whether government should be industry overseer or collaborator is at centre of resource platforms of Liberals, NDP and Greens

US thermal coal exports targeted by campaigning BC premier

Christy Clark has proposed a ban on the export of U.S. thermal coal from B.C. ports in retaliation for the recent imposition of a 20% duty on Canadian lumber.

Mount Polley permitted to pipe treated wastewater into Quesnel Lake

Imperial Metals (TSX:III) has been granted a water discharge permit from the B.C. government that will allow the company to flow treated mine wastewater from the Mount Polley mine into Quesnel Lake.

Barkerville shares up 20% after spectacular discovery

BGM discovers formerly unidentified vein network grading 19.2 g/t Au over 54.4m including 32.06 g/t Au over 30.7m at Cariboo project in British Columbia.

Fresh Cariboo drilling gives Barkerville shares another leg up

Vancouver junior is up 70% in a month after a string of positive updates from its flagship Cariboo gold project in British Columbia.

Canadians asked to weigh in on Teck’s proposed oil sands mine

The Frontier project is located 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, around 40 kilometres from the Fort McKay First Nation's reserve.

INTERACTIVE MAP: World's top 10 gold deposits

Together these giant orebodies contain reserves worth $796 billion at today's gold price.

BGM receives permit for mining on Barkerville Mountain

Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. announces that it has successfully completed the permit amendment process required by the Mines Act (British Columbia), and has received the required permits to begin the development and mining of the Bonanza Ledge Deposit on Barkerville Mountain near Wells, British Columbia.

Iskut could be as important to Seabridge as KSM

Seabridge's Iskut project has the potential to be another success story like its flagship, 100%-owned KSM project.

Eastern Canada now the preferred mineral exploration investment destination

While wew mines continue to open in British Columbia, the perceptionis that the province is no longer a welcome place for mineral exploration.

IDM Mining to commence resource expansion underground drilling at Red Mountain Gold Project and appoints project and mine managers

IDM Mining Ltd. is pleased to announce that crews have mobilized to its Red Mountain Project near Stewart, B.C. to initiate its spring 2017 phase I underground drilling program.

The 20 best mining schools in the world

The rankings are based on data for academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and research impact.

Environmental review panel nixes proposed Ajax mine

A prospective copper-gold mine in south-central British Columbia has been handed a setback by local First Nations who oppose the project.

Explorers frustrated with waiting times for permits in B.C., the Territories

On the level of transparency in the approvals process, jurisdictions in the US, Australia and Scandinavia performed better than Canada, a fresh report by the Fraser Institute, shows.

AME responds to B.C. provincial budget 2017

Balanced budget to support mineral explorers through tax credits and investing in permitting.

Enbridge buys stake in one of Europe’s largest wind parks for $1.7bn

The Hohe See wind park, to be located in the North Sea, has a planned capacity of about 500 megawatts.