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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Mining in B.C. 1988

Mining in B.C. 1988 (PDF 3.0 MB)


Part 1: Report of the Chief Inspector

Introduction; Legislative Changes; Staff; Staff Changes

Mechanical-Electrical; Environmental Control; Geotechnical; Roads; Reclamation; Mine Rescue, Safety, First Aid; Mine Development Review Process 

Board of Examiners; Shiftboss Certificates; Certificates of Competency

Fatal Accidents; Accidents Causing Death or Injury; Dangerous and/or Unusual Occurrences; Prosecutions; Blasting Certificate Suspensions

Mine Rescue -Underground and Surface; Underground Bench Competition; Safety Competitions; First-Aid Competitions; John T. Ryan Trophies

Part 2: Mine Production


Metal Mines

Alberni Mining Division
Myra Falls Operation

Atlin Mining Division
Golden Bear

Cariboo Mining Division

Clinton Mining Division

Fort Steele Mining Division

Greenwood Mining Division
Beaverdell (Highland Bell); Skylark (O.B.)

Kamloops Mining Division
Afton; Highland Valley Copper; Samatosum

Mining Division; Erickson Gold; Johnny Mountain; Taurus Gold

Nanaimo Mining Division
Island Copper

Omineca Mining Division
Bell Copper; Endako;Equity Silver; Lawyers

Osoyoos Mining Division
Brenda; Hedley Tailings; Nickel Plate

Similkameen Mining Division
Similkameen (Newmont)

Skeena Mining Division

Premier Gold Proiect
Slocan Mining Division; Silvana (Silmonac); List of Metal Mines that Ceased Production During 1986-1987 Period

Coal Mines

Fort Steele Mining Division
Balmer; Byron Creek; Fording; Greenhills; Line Creek

Liard Mining Division
Bullmoose; Mount Klappan; Quintette

Nanaimo Mining Division

Omineca Mining Division

Industrial and Structural Materials


Bar-Well Resources; Brisco; Parson

Building (Dimension) Stone
Dominion Creek (Beaverdell); Knight Inlet; Revelstoke Flagstone; Salmo Quartzite; Sirdar Granite

Clay and Shale
Dunsmuir Shale; Fire Clay; Straiton (Sumas)

Diatomite Dolomite
Crawford Bay; Rock Creek; Gypsum; Falkland; Lussier River; Windermere Operations

Cassiar; Continental Jade; Far North Jade

Benson Lake; Blubber Bay; Cobble Hill; Dahl Lake; Harper Ranch; Ideal; Imperial; Lost Creek; Pavilion Lake (Marble Canyon)

Mount Brussilof



Frenier (Empire Valley)


Rhodonite Silica
Buse Lake; Horse Creek Silica; Moberly Silica; South Fork Silica


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