Mineral Exploration

Winter 2016

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

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Winter 20 1 6 57 23 years. Exploration drilling within the current mine boundary was carried out to help plan for the next phases of mining in the Baldy and Natal pits. At Greenhills Operations, drilling focused on the active Cougar pit, and baseline work continued toward pre- application for the Cougar Pit Extension project. At Line Creek Operations, the Burnt Ridge Extension (BRX) project entered the pre-application stage of environmental assessment in 2014. The BRX project will connect the current operating area to the recently approved Phase II area by extending the current Burnt Ridge South pit. Operations at Coal Mountain are expected to close in 2017, and work is focused on developing remaining reserves. Teck plans to make up the production losses from the closure by increasing output from its four other mines in the Elk Valley. Jameson Resources Limited continued to advance its Crown Mountain project, and entered the pre-application stage of environmental assessment in October 2014. CanAus Coal Ltd. continued drilling and coal quality testing at the Loop Ridge/ Michel Creek project, and entered the pre-application stage of environmental assessment in 2015. Centermount Coal Ltd. drilled at the Bingay Main project, and the Coal Creek project (Crowsnest Pass Coal Mining Ltd.) remained on hold. AY-BOUNDARY) CARIBOO) Valley. Work on the two projects included ground geophysical surveys and drilling. At the Bonaparte gold property, Westkam Gold Corp. started underground bulk sampling on the Grey Jay/Crow vein system. The company is permitted to extract 10,000 tonnes of ore. To reach the target zone, the existing decline was extended by 200 metres. Ximen Mining Corp. resumed drilling at the past-producing Brett epithermal gold deposit. The company hopes to 103-4401 Bristol Rd., Terrace BC | (250) 635-2659 | www.yxt.ca Capacity Executive board room,full service restaurant and vehicle rentals Connections Connected to Vancouver, Calgary, Prince George, Smithers and Dease Lake with unrestricted aircraft accommodation including 757, 737 and 767 Reliability A state of the art instrument landing system installed in 2015 allowing for 99.7% reliability of scheduled fl ight completion Safety Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Prince Rupert 1 hr 40 mins Kitimat 35 mins Terrace 15 mins JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY GET CONNECTED THROUGH THE NORTHWEST REGIONAL AIRPORT NorthWest Regional Airport.indd 1 2016-10-31 7:58 AM

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