Biggest mines in B.C. in 2021

 

Ranked by mine revenue in 2020

Published September 20, 2021. 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 '21 Mine/Nearest town Mine operator No. of employees at mine Type of operation Years in operation/years remaining Commodities produced Amounts produced '19 Amounts produced '20 Mine revenue '20/'19

1

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

44/30

Metallurgical coal

7 million tonnes of coal

6.7 million tonnes of coal

$1,071,562,500 (2)
$1,500,000,000 (2)

2

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/NP

Copper, molybdenum

121,000 tonnes of copper

119,000 tonnes of copper

$993,000,000
$1,005,000,000

3

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

46/28

Metallurgical coal

9 million tonnes of coal

6.2 million tonnes of coal

$991,575,000 (2)
$1,932,700,000 (2)

4

Brucejack
Stewart

Pretium Resources Inc
1055 Dunsmuir St Suite 2300, Vancouver V7X 1L4
P: 604-558-1784 F: 604-558-4784 pretivm.com

750

Underground mine

3 (3)/12

Gold, silver

354,405 ounces of gold, 516,977 ounces of silver

347,743 ounces of gold, 472,163 ounces of silver

$828,490,000 (4)
$642,900,000 (4)

5

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

29/47

Metallurgical coal

6 million tonnes of coal

5 million tonnes of coal

$799,875,000 (2)
$1,325,000,000 (2)

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