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Britannia Mine : back to the future-- : remediation progress at Britannia and a bright future as a consequence

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dc.contributor.author O’Hara, Gerry
dc.contributor.author Azevedo, Barry, 1964-
dc.contributor.author Bordian, Jerry
dc.contributor.author Clausen, Kirstin
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-27T18:08:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-27T18:08:33Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/8303
dc.description.abstract It is over 100 years since the Britannia Mine, located 50 km north of Vancouver, B.C., commenced production of copper ore. Some 33 years after the mine closed it continues to generate an average of around 300 kg/day each of copper and zinc, together with relatively minor amounts of other metals, dissolved in some 5 million cubic metres of acid rock drainage (ARD) each year. Environmental remediation work by the Province of British Columbia was kickstarted in 2001 by the injection of $30 million by the former mine owners. Implementation of the environmental remediation work at the mine stimulated interest in development of the mine property by a B.C.-based developer and, through a well planned and considered approach, resulted in a ‘win-win’ for the both developer and the Province. This has led to an almost completely new infrastructure being developed in the Britannia Beach community, private home ownership, new development lots and the rejuvenation of the town. In addition, this renewed interest in the mine and associated community has contributed to the injection of Federal, Provincial and private funds into restoration of the iconic Mill at the BC Museum of Mining and for the future development of a mining industry interpretive centre. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 2007 en
dc.title Britannia Mine : back to the future-- : remediation progress at Britannia and a bright future as a consequence en
dc.type text en
dc.type.text conference Paper en
dc.description.affiliation Applied Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus en
dc.rights.copyright British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation en


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