Mt. Milligan Mine Construction Could Start This Summer
By 250 News
Thursday, January 14, 2010 09:42 AM
Prince George, B.C. - After three and half years of work, Terrrane Metals is optimistic it will be able to start construction on the Mount Milligan Mine in late July or early August of this year.
Speaking on the Meisner program on CFISFM ( and through live streaming audio on Opinion 250) Terrane Metals VP Corporate Affairs Sustainability, Glen Wonders, says construction of the mine will take a little over two years.
During construction, the project will create hundreds of jobs, peaking at about 700 .
Wonders says while a “camp” will be constructed for the duration of the construction period, that camp will be deactivated. “When the mine is up and running, we expect the workers will live in the communities of Mackenzie, Ft, St. James and Vanderhoof, and enjoy all those communities have to offer.”
The Mt. Milligan Mine is about 155 Km northwest of Prince George. With an expected life of 22 years, Wonders says it will have about 400 employees and an annual payroll of about $40 million dollars and will pump between $70- $85 million dollars into the economy each year.
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