British Columbia Mining News

Ecofiscal Commission urges Govt’s to make environmental disasters less likely by closing gaps in policy

Responsible Risk: How putting a price on environmental risk makes disasters less likely.

All eyes on the golden triangle as summer drill season begins

Industry watchers are keeping their eyes on summer drilling in British Columbia's Golden Triangle for signs of the next GT Gold or Garibaldi Resources.

B2Gold opens major new solar farm at its Namibia mine

The plant is expected to improve B2Gold’s economic returns, reduce impacts on the environment and become a potential funding source for community development.

Canada's Teck adopts new resource extraction technology

Teck displayed some of its high-tech approaches to mining at the recent B.C. Tech Summit.

New First Nations led campaign calls for improved mining practices and better regulation in British Columbia

Province’s contribution to a clean energy future at risk unless changes are made.

Centerra gets $200 million for royalty portfolio and Kemess silver stream

The miner is receiving an upfront cash payment of $155 million for AuRico Metals’ royalty portfolio and about $45 million payable in four tranches for Kemess's silver output.

IDM Mining expects environmental permits for Red Mountain by Sept.

The company expects both the province and the federal government environmental decisions on the gold-silver project to be issued in the third quarter of the year.

First Nation and British Columbia to share gold mine tax revenue

The agreement is aimed at ensuring that the Indigenous group receives a share of the mineral tax revenue collected from the Brucejack Gold Mine.

Optimism returns to B.C.'s mining sector as revenues rise by over a third in the last year

Prices for most metals and minerals produced in the province continue to steadily recover from multi-year lows.

Golden Triangle’s red line

BC's Golden Triangle is now hot again after many years of neglect.

First ever Resources for Future Generations conference expected to attract upwards of 2,000 attendees

The conference will bring sustainability and ethical issues around energy, mining, and water into the spotlight.

StrikePoint grabs historic Porter Idaho silver asset from Skeena

Skeena will receive Cdn$1.75 million in cash plus another Cdn$1.75 million in StrikePoint common shares at a value of Cdn$0.225, based upon the 20-day average price of the stock.

Western Canada miner wants new copper property in B.C.

Most records of early exploration work on the property have been lost.

Canadian miner sees future in graphite

Eagle Plains has acquired the 711-hectare Slocan Graphite Project in B.C.

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. receives initial US$58m from Maseve mine sale to pay down debt

RBPlat is next to acquire 100% of the shares in Maseve, the holding company of the Maseve Mine.

Teck ups stake in Chile Quebrada Blanca copper mine in $162.5m deal

Company now owns 90% of Compañía Minera Teck Quebrada Blanca, which main asset is the namesake copper project in Northern Chile.

Inomin acquires multi-mineral property in British Columbia

The 420-hectare property is located in the New Westminster Mining Division of southwestern British Columbia.

Open for business? Not BC

An onslaught of recent policies from Premier John Horgan's government has weakened B.C.'s investment climate, sending all the wrong signals to investors.

Grizzly wants to buy Robocop

Robocop is comprised of five mineral claims totalling 9,891 acres north of the Canada-US border.

British Columbia allows sand mine on Indigenous land

The BURNCO project is expected to create 40 full-time-equivalent positions per year over the two-year construction period.

The big squeeze: pain ahead if Alberta cuts oil flow to BC

BC drivers might be hit with more than gasoline price spikes should Alberta decide to play hardball.

Teck restarts Elkview dryer, to lose 200,000 tonnes of coal production

Company expects to lose about 200,000 tonnes in steelmaking coal output.

B.C. mining and exploration grew last year for the first time since 2012: EY

Exploration spending increased 20% across the Canadian province in 2017, reaching $246 million, compared with $205 million in 2016.

British Columbia to reform Environmental Assessment Process in the fall

Environmental assessments already underway will continue under the current process.

BC mining and exploration sees resurgence after years of stagnation

The survey found that exploration expenditures across BC totaled $246 million in 2017, up $41 million (20%), from the year before.