Canadian Mining Journal


BOOK: Keevil pens memoir, “Never Rest on Your Ores”

Cover of “Never Rest on Your Ores,” a lively story of chance and perseverance in the building of a major mining company. (Credit: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

VANCOUVER – Teck Resources and McGill-Queen’s University Press are jointly publishing a new book, “Never Rest on Your Ores: Building a Mining Company One stone at a Time”. Written by Teck chairman Norman B. Keevil, the book is a lively and detailed look at how Teck was built from a small junior into today’s successful global enterprise.

Covering 100 years of Canadian mining and business history, the book discusses the discovery and building of mines, the mechanics of financing in a volatile and cyclical industry and the role of mergers and acquisitions in building a Canadian mining company. It provides a unique, behind the scenes look at the business leaders, politicians and colourful characters who have played a key role in shaping Canada and the global mining industry.

Don Lindsay, president and CEO of Teck, calls the book, “A true must read for anyone interested in mining, leadership and how to build a business in an increasingly volatile world.”

The author, Norman B. Keevil, is a professional engineer and geologist and an officer of Teck during its impressive growth years from 1970 through 2005. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a lifetime director of the Mining Association of Canada. Keevil was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in January 2004 and the Canadian Business Hall of Fame in 2012. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (BASc) and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD). He received an honorary LL.D from the University of British Columbia in May 1993.

“Never Rest on Your Ores: Building a Mining Company, One Stone at a Time”, by Norman B. Keevil will be available in October. $39.95 (Canadian and U.S.)  ISBN: 978-0-7735-5155-8.  496 pages. 29 colour and 12 black and white photos, 6 figures. Part of the Footprints Series (number 26 in series).

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