Global Business Reports


Kevin Norchi, Laura Brangwin, Eduardo Arcos

British Columbia & Yukon Mining 2017 Pre-Release

March 01, 2017

The downturn in the global mining industry took a toll on these western Canadian jurisdictions, as the prices of metallurgical coal, copper and gold experienced sharp decreases, thereby severely affecting mining revenues. Moreover, exploration activity stalled, as cash-strapped juniors put projects on hold waiting for the markets to recover. Luckily, signs of a turnaround are beginning to take hold and the mining industry is experiencing renewed dynamism.
In B.C., a total of 23 projects are currently undergoing the environmental assessment process, with most of these situated in the northwestern area of the province, now widely referred to as the ‘Golden Triangle’. Meanwhile, major projects are materializing in Yukon, with the recent incursion of Goldcorp placing this territory in the spotlight as an attractive jurisdiction with vast potential. With investors increasingly looking for projects in safe and stable mining jurisdictions, B.C. and Yukon are excellently positioned to attract investments. Favorable business environments, a high skilled labor force and ever-improving infrastructure make both B.C. and Yukon two of the most attractive destinations for mining activities for years to come.


Tembo Power is developing hydropower projects across Africa with a focus on DRC.
Chesser Resources is upbeat about its Diamba Sud gold resource in Eastern Senegal.
After cementing its position as a logistics industry leader in the DRC for over six decades, Comexas Afrique is launching into a new phase of existence and undergoing a rebrand, which will introduce the world to a new name, ConnexAfrica.
Buenaventura outlines progress at its diverse portfolio of Peruvian assets.


Top Engineering Services offers local steel fabrication and engineering services for mines in DRC.