Sunday, January 30, 2022 8:00 a.m.
Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, issued the following statement to celebrate Mineral Exploration Week 2022, from January 30 to February 5:
“British Columbia is home to a world-class mining jurisdiction and a thriving mineral exploration sector.
“The responsibly sourced metals and minerals found in British Columbia are critical to the global low-carbon supply chain.
“Mineral exploration takes place in every region of our province, employing thousands of people, with a cluster of mining companies headquartered in the Lower Mainland.
“British Columbia’s mineral exploration companies and their service and supply providers are world leaders in worker safety, environmental management and modern technology.
“Mineral exploration in British Columbia is truly a collaborative endeavor involving industry, Indigenous groups and communities across the province.
“Mineral Exploration Week is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions that industry and its people, including geoscientists, make to British Columbia’s economy and communities.
“Please join me in celebrating British Columbia’s world-class mineral exploration sector during Mineral Exploration Week 2022.”