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9 Factors Sparking the Future of Mining in British Columbia
Jurisdictions are an important factor in building a successful mineral exploration project.
In Canada, British Columbia (B.C.) is building a brighter future for mining and mineral exploration.
This infographic from our sponsor B.C. Regional Mining Alliance (BCRMA) details nine factors that make the province the right jurisdiction for mining.
#1: A Strong Mining Ecosystem
B.C. has a long history of mining that has produced a wealth of global industry experts. Today, the region is bustling with exploration activity and has:
- 326 active exploration projects
- $660 million in 2021 exploration spending
- Over 1.4 million meters of exploration drilling in 2021
- 17 operating metal and coal mines
In addition, the province also offers comprehensive geological data, research from leading institutions, and over 3,700 mining supply companies.
#2: Geological Potential
B.C.’s mining ecosystem is built on its robust history and immense geological potential. In 2020, the province produced a diverse range of commodities, including gold, silver, copper, and other base and industrial metals.
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B.C. is Canada’s only producer of molybdenum, used in metallurgy and chemical applications, in addition to being Canada’s leading producer of copper and steelmaking coal.