Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: BMC Minerals wins Yukon’s Robert E. Leckie award

WHITEHORSE, Yukon –  BMC Minerals has been awarded the annual Robert E Leckie award for Responsible and Innovative Exploration and Mining Practice at the 44th Yukon Geoscience Forum awards banquet in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Nov. 21, 2016.

This prestigious award recognises mining companies and operators who utilize modern operations and reclamation practices and who show outstanding social responsibility. The award is presented each year to acknowledge exemplary performance in environmental stewardship.

“All our staff feel honoured to be recognised for their efforts at our Kudz Ze Kayah project,” said Robin Black, VP exploration at BMC Minerals. “We are extremely pleased to be working in the Yukon and the territory of the Kaska First Nations. An award such as this doesn’t happen by accident. We would like to thank the many local companies, our workforce and management who have all worked extremely hard at KZK over the past two years.”

Following acquisition of the Kudz Ze Kayah project in 2015, BMC Minerals has created several initiatives in social partnering with the aim to establish the project as a long term viable economic proposal so that local communities gain meaningful benefit. This has included a supplier development program, ensuring local businesses and service providers are involved in the logistics and supply chain, and the initiation of a Kaska student scholarship programme to support the next generation of mining professionals.

The KZK project is a proposed copper-lead-zinc mine, approximately 115 km southwest of Ross River, YK. BMC Minerals expects to submit its project proposal to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board in early 2017.

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