Project Status

The Galore Creek Project team completed a safe and successful 2023 field program to support our on-going studies and Project development activities. This field season marked an important achievement for our team with one million hours worked Lost Time Incident (LTI) free since the Teck and Newmont Partnership was formed in 2018.

Our commitment to Health & Safety has also been recognized by the Association of Mineral Exploration B.C. as Galore Creek is the recipient of the 2023 AME David Barr Award for Excellence in Leadership and Innovation in Mineral Exploration Health & Safety. The award recognizes Galore Creek’s innovative approach to aviation safety to meet the challenges of developing a large, high-grade copper-gold-silver deposit in Tahltan Territory.

The Galore Creek Project is supported by 57 full-time employees and a large seasonal and contractor-based team during the field season. These employees and contractors cover a wide range of disciplines and are integral to the success of the Galore Creek Project.

The 2024 field program will include approximately 6,000 metres of geotechnical, metallurgical, and resource development drilling, geotechnical and geophysical surveys, and site sustaining activities.

Project Development

Galore Creek is focused on responsible Project development. We are currently conducting a comprehensive Prefeasibility Study planned to be completed in early 2025. The study will further inform the updated Project design ahead of conducting a major regulatory process, proposed to be initiated in Q4 2024.

Through the Prefeasibility Study and beyond we strive for continuous, collaborative engagement with the Tahltan Nation as we incorporate Tahltan Knowledge, interests, and values into the updated design.

Regulatory Update

Galore Creek’s Regulatory Affairs team is working to advance a regulatory process, focused on modernization of existing approvals to support resumption of access development. Additionally, the team is working towards the preparation for a Major Regulatory Approval (MRA) process, anticipated to begin in late-2024, to assess proposed changes to the approved mine such as increasing production, relocation of the Tailings Management Facility (TMF) and associated ore management and processing facilities.


Environmental Studies

Galore Creek's Project team is advancing environmental, water, and tailings stewardship studies to guide Project development and operational activities. Key activities cover a wide range of scopes, including conducting year-round environmental monitoring on water, climate, wildlife, fisheries, and ecosystems, conducting hydrology and hydrogeology assessments, completing water quantity and water quality modeling studies and ensuring environmental compliance through ongoing monitoring of site activities.

Project History

In the mid-1950’s, mineralization was discovered at Galore Creek by geologists exploring in the region. From the 1950’s through to the 90’s extensive exploration work was carried out by major mining companies. In 2003 NovaGold acquired the property from Stikine Copper, completed a Feasibility Study, and received an Environmental Assessment Certificate in 2007. Construction was initiated on the road and tunnel at several headings prior to the Project being put on care and maintenance in late 2007.


The Resource

The Galore Creek deposit is one of the world’s largest undeveloped copper-gold-silver alkalic porphyry deposits, capable of providing decades of critical mineral production for Canada’s green energy transition.

An updated resource estimate for the Galore Creek deposits has been completed and was reported in the owner’s annual filings during 2023 (Teck Annual Information Form; Newmont Reserves & Resources Statement).

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