Biggest mines in B.C. in 2018

 

Ranked by mine revenue in 2017

Published September 18, 2018. Sources: Interviews with mining operators and BIV research. If logged in as a subscriber, scroll down to the end of the list to download this year's version, as well as versions from previous years.

Rank '18 Mine Nearest town Mine operator No. of employees at mine Type of operation Years in operation/years remaining Commodities produced Amounts produced '16 Amounts produced '17 Mine revenue '17/'16

1

Fording River (1)
Elkford

Teck Resources Ltd
550 Burrard St Suite 3300, Vancouver V6C 0B3
P: 604-699-4000 F: 604-699-4750 teck.com

NA

Open-pit mine

43/NA

Metallurgical coal

9 million tonnes of coal

9 million tonnes of coal

$2,150,000,000 (2)
$1,367,000,000

2

Elkview (1)
Sparwood

Teck Resources Ltd
550 Burrard St Suite 3300, Vancouver V6C 0B3
P: 604-699-4000 F: 604-699-4750 teck.com

NA

Open-pit mine

44/NA

Metallurgical coal

6.5 million tonnes of coal

6 million tonnes of coal

$1,415,000,000 (2)
$994,000,000

3

Greenhills
Elkford

Teck Resources Ltd
550 Burrard St Suite 3300, Vancouver V6C 0B3
P: 604-699-4000 F: 604-699-4750 teck.com

NA

Open-pit mine

29/NA

Metallurgical coal

5 million tonnes of coal

5 million tonnes of coal

$1,170,000,000 (2)
$766,000,000

4

Line Creek (1)
Sparwood

Teck Resources Ltd
550 Burrard St Suite 3300, Vancouver V6C 0B3
P: 604-699-4000 F: 604-699-4750 teck.com

NA

Open-pit mine

31/18

Metallurgical coal

3.5 million tonnes of coal

3.5 million tonnes of coal

$800,000,000 (2)
$538,000,000

5

Highland Valley Copper
Logan Lake

Teck Resources Ltd
550 Burrard St Suite 3300, Vancouver V6C 0B3
P: 604-699-4000 F: 604-699-4750 teck.com

NA

Open-pit mine

NA/10

Copper, molybdenum

119,300 tonnes of copper, 5.4 million pounds of molybdenum

92,800 tonnes of copper, 9.3 million pounds of molybdenum

$733,000,000
$750,000,000

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