COPPER has been one of the most valuable minerals mined in BC since the beginning of the 20th century. In 2010 it was the second most valuable mineral produced in BC (after COAL), earning revenues of $1.4 billion. Active mines in 2011 include Myra Falls near CAMPBELL RIVER on VANCOUVER ISLAND, Mount Polley and Gibraltar near WILLIAMS LAKE, Huckleberry south of HOUSTON, Highland Valley north of MERRITT, Kemess just outside TATLATUI PROVINCIAL PARK in the northern Interior and Copper Mountain at...

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