Global Business Reports


Laura Brangwin, Alfonso Tejerina

British Columbia, Yukon and Vancouver Mining 2017

September 18, 2017

As long-time mining jurisdictions, British Columbia and Yukon have recently seen increased exploration dollars benefiting from their political stability, improved commodity prices globally and a hub of geological talent in Vancouver. In B.C., the new NDP government has come to power at a turning point: production in both coal and copper has increased, complemented by advancements in technology and AI to optimize operations. Moreover, to replenish resources, junior activity in early stage projects has picked up across the province, although the Golden Triangle is attracting most of the investor’s dollars. Up north in Yukon, two new producers are on the horizon and the recent rush of majors investing into the region has caused locals to term the phenomenon ‘the third Klondike’. Western Canada remains a safe destination, however, Vancouver-based players seeking adventure, larger silver and gold deposits and shorter processing times have looked south to USA and Mexico as a focus or extension of their portfolios. For these developments and global mining activity, Vancouver acts as a center for raising capital and networking, and remains a key destination for any mining entrepreneur to gauge sentiment for the industry globally.


Atlas Drilling is prepared for an increase in activity in British Columbia.
Eagle Mapping are busy Lidar scanning the northern parts of B.C. and Yukon from the air.
AMC Consultants describe how the company managed the downturn and some of its implications for Western Australian mining.
Skeena Resources has built up an interesting portfolio of mines based around the Golden Triangle.


Chile Mining 2024 Pre-Release

The Chilean mining renaissance has begun. In 2024, the country is set to experience its first increase in copper production since 2018, driven by Codelco’s production surge and Teck Resources’ Quebrada Blanca II coming online. This year also saw the first major regulatory update since 1983 with amendments to Law No. 21,420, which modernized the mining framework. The government has shown strong support for the industry by committing to reduce permit processing times by a third and proposing 20 actionable measures to streamline processes. Additionally, Chile classified its 69 saline environments, leaving 31 open for private development and initiating a request for information process in April to rapidly advance these areas.



"We plan to double our copper production by the end of the decade. There remains significant upside potential in the gold industry, and the copper operations are strategic and additive to that."