Is there a new golden age for copper coming to British Columbia?

Nelson Bennett writing in Business in Vancouver takes a look at BC’s significant copper mining industry and how junior explorers may be coming into their own.

“Majors like Rio Tinto have not yet picked up any copper projects in B.C.

“We would like to be, but we just need to find the right project,” Chris Welton, Americas region exploration director for Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE:RIO) said. “My exploration manager bugs me almost every time that I speak to him. And he reminds me that, to balance our portfolio in Canada, he wants a B.C. porphyry.”

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