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Mining Explorers 2014: B.C. invests in thriving mining sector

Government takes lead in investigating Mount Polley tailings dam breach; vows to ensure incident won't damage public's confidence

The mining industry has built and sustained communities in British Columbia for more than 150 years and today B.C. is considered a global leader in mining and mineral production. Mining contributes nearly C$7 billion to B.C.'s economy and supports jobs for more than 30,000 people. Well over C$470 million was spent on mineral exploration in 2013, and British Columbia now accounts for almost 20 perc...

 

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