Mineral Exploration

Winter 2016

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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56 Mineral Exploration | amebc.ca nearby MAX mine and mill in 2015 (on care and maintenance since 2011), the company plans to use the facilities for processing Willa ore. Margaux Resources Ltd. continued work at its Jersey-Emerald project, with a focus this year on underground bulk sampling and drilling. Braveheart Resources Inc. continued metallurgical work and bulk sampling early in the year, and began drilling at its Whitewater project. North of Revelstoke, MMG Canada Exploration Inc. drilled at its Cummins River property for stratiform base metal mineralization, and Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. was active on the Goldstream property. Specialty metals and industrial minerals CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc. continued to advance the proposed Kootenay West Mine, which entered the pre-application stage of environmental assessment in 2013. Baymag Inc. explored near its Mount Brussilof mine, and MGX Minerals Inc. bulk sampled and drilled at its Driftwood Magnesite project. MGX acquired a mining lease for a quarry operation and is moving toward a PEA. Eagle Graphite Incorporated continued work at the Black Crystal flake graphite quarry, with efforts on improving processing to enhance the quality of the product and target markets for graphene. Coal Mining operations, coal production and environmental assessment for expansion plans continue at the five mines in the Elk Valley operated by Teck Coal Ltd. The main product is metallurgical coal (85 per cent), with some thermal and pulverized coal injection coal (15 per cent combined), and production in 2015 was about 25 megatonnes of clean coal. At Fording River Operations, the Swift project expansion received environmental assessment approval in September 2015. Exploration drilling in active pits at the Fording mine site continued. At Elkview Operations, the Baldy Ridge Extension received an environmental assessment certificate in September 2016. The project will extend the life of the Elkview mine by about SOUTHEAST REGION (KOOTEN SOUTH CENTRAL REGION (THOMPSON OKANAGAN AND Precious metals Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. advanced its Cariboo Gold project by drilling at Cow Mountain (site of the former Cariboo Gold Quartz mine) to define a bulk-mineable resource; preparing to resume mining by underground methods at the Bonanza Ledge open pit; drilling at Island Mountain (site of the former Mosquito Creek and Aurum mines); and testing early-stage targets across an expanded block of claims and a newly identified, 60-km structural trend called the "Cariboo Break." Westhaven Ventures Inc. expanded its interests in epithermal gold in the Spences Bridge gold belt, and now owns a 100 per cent interest in Shovelnose and a 70 per cent interest in Prospect TRANS NORTH HELICOPTERS CHARTER SERVICES P.O. BOX 8, 115 RANGE RD. ALASKA HIGHWAY, MI. 918 WHITEHORSE YUKON Y1A 5X9 TEL: (867) 668-2177 FAX: (867) 668-3420 Serving northwestern Canada since 1967 www.tntaheli.com Resource.indd 1 2/10/10 9:51:39 AM Reinforce Relationships Created at Roundup All Year Long in CONTACT Alexander Sugden 604.473.0358 mineralexploration@canadawide.com

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