Mineral Exploration in British Columbia
British Columbia has vast reserves of minerals, such as copper, gold, silver, and molybdenum. Prospectors and developers seek out these mineral deposits so that they can later be developed into mines. In the process, the industry contributes hundreds of millions of dollars to B.C.'s economy each year. The most recent exploration data for the province can be found below:
Mineral exploration expenditures in British Columbia were $476 million in 2013.