Biggest mines in B.C. in 2020

 

Ranked by mine revenue in 2019

Published September 21, 2020. 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 '20 Mine/Nearest town Mine operator No. of employees at mine Type of operation Years in operation/years remaining Commodities produced Amounts produced '18 Amounts produced '19 Mine revenue '19/'18

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

NP

Open-pit mine

46/24

Metallurgical coal

9 million tonnes of coal

9 million tonnes of coal

$1,932,700,000 (2)
$2,222,150,000 (2)

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

NP

Open-pit mine

44/NP

Metallurgical coal

6.7 million tonnes of coal

7 million tonnes of coal

$1,500,000,000 (2)
$1,650,740,000 (2)

3

Greenhills
Elkford

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

NP

Open-pit mine

29/NP

Metallurgical coal

6.1 million tonnes of coal

6 million tonnes of coal

$1,325,000,000 (2)
$1,460,000,000 (2)

4

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

NP

Open-pit mine

NP/8

Copper, molybdenum

100,800 tonnes of copper, 8.7 million pounds of molybdenum

121,000 tonnes of copper

$1,005,000,000
$941,000,000

5

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

NP

Open-pit mine

38/22

Metallurgical coal

3.8 million tonnes of coal

4 million tonnes of coal

$773,000,000 (2)
$920,600,000 (2)

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