The Galore Creek deposit is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-silver deposits. It is located in northwest British Columbia, a jurisdiction with a long history of mining.
Our 2011 Prefeasibility Study envisioned a large-scale, open-pit copper-gold-silver mine with a processing plant with nominal capacity of 95,000 tonnes of ore per day (34.6 million tonnes per year). Based on that level of production, the mine plan estimates an approximate 18-year mine life. For more details, see our Mineral Reserve and Resource Statement.
Our 2011 plan envisioned locating the mine and mine rock facilities in the Galore Valley, with processing plant and tailing facilities in the adjacent West More Valley. A tunnel would connect the mining operations to the processing plant. Using a conventional grinding and flotation circuit, the plant would produce high-quality copper concentrate with significant gold and silver credits. The concentrate would be transported along the project access road to Highway 37, and then potentially to a marine loading facility in the town of Stewart for shipment to various international destinations.