The Mining Association of British Columbia

The Mining Association of British Columbia

September 23, 2010 15:33 ET

MABC Congratulates This Year's BC Mine Reclamation Award Winners

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2010) - The Mining Association of BC (MABC) is pleased to congratulate the 5 recipients of the 2009 BC Mine Reclamation Awards.

"Mine reclamation is a critical aspect of our business," said Pierre Gratton, President of MABC, "and it is with great pleasure that we congratulate all the winners this year and applaud them for demonstrating the strong commitment to reclamation that exists in our industry." 

"As the current renaissance in B.C. mining takes hold, the significance of reclamation cannot be overstated," said Mr. Gratton. "The ability to open new mines is not only based on economic feasibility, but also the size of the footprint, the impact on water quality and the reclamation design."

The BC Jake McDonald Mine Reclamation Award, along with 4 citations were announced last night at a banquet celebrating excellence in mine reclamation as part of the 34th Annual BC Reclamation Symposium in Courtenay, BC by the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. 

This year's award recipients are:

  • BC Jake McDonald Mine Reclamation Award awarded to Lehigh Materials, Sechelt mine
  • Metal Mining Reclamation Citation awarded to Northgate Minerals Corporation, Kemess South mine
  • Coal Mining Reclamation Citation awarded to Teck Coal Limited, Elkview Operations
  • Mineral Exploration Reclamation Citation awarded to Alpha Gold Corporation, Lustdust 
  • Quarry Reclamation Citation awarded to CertainTeed Gypsum Canada Inc., Windermere Mining Operation 

MABC represents companies involved in the exploration and development, mining and smelting of minerals, metals, coal and industrial minerals in British Columbia. It is regarded as the pre-eminent voice of mining in the province.

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