Mining Quick Facts

Courtesy the Mining Association of British Columbia

? reprinted with permission

?The BC mining industry reported phenomenal net earnings of $2.3 billion in 2006 compared with reported net earnings of $1.8 billion

in 2005. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers 2006 Mining Report

?The mining industry in BC generated gross revenues of $8.1 billion

in 2006. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers 2006 Mining Report

?The BC mining industry directly employed 7,345 people in 2006 compared to 7,071 during 2005. Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers 2006 Mining Report

?Mining is the safest heavy industry in BC. In 2005 the worker injury

rate was 1.9 injuries per 100 worker years. Source: WorkSafe BC

?There are 24 mining projects in BC currently under environmental review or in the permitting process. Source: Government of British Columbia