BRITISH COLUMBIA There is another contender in the race to open the first new metal mine in the province since 1996. Underground development work is planned at the Willa gold property, and the Goldstream mill near Revelstoke will be restarted to treat the ore. The project is owned by Vancouver-based ORPHAN BOY RESOURCES. The company acquired the mill through its acquisition of Bethlehem Resources in 2002. Orphan Boy plans to restart the mill at a rate of 500 tonnes/day to produce a copper concentrate with high precious metals values.
The Willa deposit will provide feed to the mill for four years. Orphan Boy hopes that any of its half-dozen other prospects will extend the life of the operation. Details and photos of the company’s projects in British Columbia are available at www.OrphanBoy.com.