Springer Pit Tailings Removal Complete and Tailings Dry Stacked atop the South East Rock Storage Area.

May 14, 2024
The 2.2 M m3 of tailings that had been stored in the Springer Pit have been removed and are now stored in cells atop an area used to store unmineralized rock. Dry stacking of tailings began on May 8, 2023 and was completed this week. The tailings… Read more »

A Year of Community & Connection: Reflecting on Mount Polley’s Local Engagement in 2023

January 31, 2024
As we reflect on the past year, Mount Polley is proud to have been a part of a wide array of events and initiatives that brought our community closer, highlighted our shared values, and celebrated our local culture and spirit. Here’s a… Read more »

Mount Polley Honoured with Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award

October 16, 2023
🌿 Celebrating Excellence in Reclamation: Mount Polley Mining Corporation and Habitat Remediation Working Group Honoured with Jake McDonald Annual Reclamation Award 🌿 Imperial Metals is pleased to share that on September 20, 2023, Mou… Read more »

Dry Stacking: An Environmentally Responsible Approach to Tailings Management being trialed at Mount Polley

August 21, 2023
At Mount Polley mine, the concept of “Dry Stacking”, an environmentally conscious and technologically advanced method for managing tailings, is being tested. Tailings are the materials left over after valuable minerals have been extr… Read more »

Join us for the 2nd annual Mount Polley Fishing Derby May 20-22

May 18, 2023
Attention all fishermen and families! The 2nd Annual Mount Polley Fishing Derby on Quesnel Lake is back and better than ever! Mark your calendars for May 20-22 and get ready to cast your lines in one of the most beautiful fishing spots in the a… Read more »

We are Hiring at Mount Polley!

May 15, 2023
Operations at Mount Polley are in full swing and we are looking for new members to join our team! Make Williams Lake your home and enjoy a short commute to work, affordable housing, and a thriving local community. Explore the natural beauty o… Read more »

Community Update Q3 2022

February 13, 2023
Salmon Watch For the second year in a row, significant numbers of adult Sockeye Salmon have been observed using the reconstructed habitat in the lower reaches of Hazeltine and Edney Creeks. Peak observations were made in mid September wit… Read more »

Community Update Q2 2022

December 2, 2022
A letter from the Mount Polley team Everyone at Mount Polley Mine has been busy commissioning the mill and preparing the mine for full scale operations.  We are at full production mining in the pit, stockpiling materials for future mi… Read more »

Mount Polley Fishing Derby

August 3, 2022
The Mount Polley Fishing Derby was a huge success! It was a great weekend that brought together families, fishers and boaters, local vendors, and musicians. The derby was a public event held at Cedar Point Park on Quesnel Lake over the July 8… Read more »

Trout Spawning Activity in Hazeltine Creek at its Highest since 2019

August 3, 2022
Mount Polley is pleased to report there has been an increase in the number of adult rainbow trout and in spawning activity in Hazeltine Creek. Mount Polley completed a series of annual surveys to count individual adult rainbow trout using t… Read more »

Hazeltine Creek Remediation Wildlife Monitoring Plan Update

October 13, 2021
A Wildlife Monitoring Plan has been implemented in the Hazeltine Creek corridor, utilizing wildlife cameras to build an inventory of animals that are using the corridor to support local wildlife studies. Environmental monitoring prog… Read more »

Over 100 sockeye salmon adults return to spawn in Hazeltine Creek

October 5, 2021
After seven years of remediation work in Hazeltine Creek in response to the 2014 tailings dam breach, the salmon have returned to the creek to spawn. In stream work was completed in late August this year, just in time for the sockeye migratio… Read more »
Magentite ore

Magnetite and Magnetite Mining in Canada

March 3, 2021
Magnetite (also magnet iron, magnet iron stone, iron oxide, or iron (II, III) oxide) is the most stable iron oxide with high resistance to acids and alkalis. It has a cubic crystal system and a chemical molecular formula Fe3O4. One of the iro… Read more »

September site tour with the Habitat Remediation Working Group

October 14, 2020
The remediation of Hazeltine Creek has been planned and advanced through the direct collaboration of Mount Polley mine employees, government agencies, First Nations and their technical advisors. This collective is called the Habitat… Read more »
Soda Creek Indian Band tour

Remediation continues at Mount Polley Mine site

October 14, 2020
Please check out this write-up by the Soda Creek First Nations on the remediation work being done at Mount Polley and the tour completed by South Creek Indian Band (SCIB). Remediation continues at Mt Polley Mine site (PDF)… Read more »
Site tour of Quesnel lake

Experts recommend leaving tailings in Quesnel Lake

September 17, 2020
Lately we have received questions about the water quality at Quesnel Lake, so here are a few Q&A’s which address this subject. First, what it means to conduct remediation? According to the BC Environmental Management Act, “remediati… Read more »

Mining and Mineral Processing at the Mount Polley mine

July 10, 2020
In the Mount Polley Mine, run-of-mine ore from the open pits and underground is hauled to the crusher.  The crusher has three stages of crushing involving five crushers, twenty conveyors and four sets of screens.  Ore is dumped… Read more »
Mount Polley workers

Who works at Mount Polley?

July 10, 2020
At Mount Polley, we look for individuals to join our workforce who display a variety of skills and training levels. We have a training department that will train workers from other industries. Our key goal is to source workers locally. The f… Read more »
River near Mount Polley mine

Likely Area Mining History

June 8, 2020
The area around Likely has a long and fascinating history of placer mining. Placer mining refers to mining materials (mostly gold) deposited in ancient stream beds that are still largely unconsolidated (i.e. relatively loose materials… Read more »
Personal Protective Equipment

Mount Polley is doing its part during COVID-19

April 21, 2020
We hope that you and your family are staying safe and following the preventative measures and actions you can take to stay healthy and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are doing our part during COVID-19. Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine h… Read more »
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Is Mount Polley Dumping Waste into Quesnel Lake?

April 10, 2020
There has been recent speculation about whether or not Mount Polley is dumping waste into Quesnel Lake. In short, the answer is no. Current treatment of water at Mount Polley, including the dilution zone at depth in Quesnel Lake, ensures wa… Read more »
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Staying connected to the community during Mount Polley’s remediation

April 7, 2020
Did you know that over the past six years, over 39 community meetings have been organized and hosted by Mount Polley management and environmental staff? Mount Polley is committed to the environment and to ensuring the community is kept up t… Read more »
Mount Polley Remediation

Mount Polley Remediation Story

January 15, 2020
This is the story of Mount Polley Remedition – from tailings spill to environmental recovery Katie: “My name is Katie McMahen. I was born and raised here in Williams Lake and I was a member of the environmental team here at Mount… Read more »
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First Nations partners in Mount Polley remediation efforts

January 15, 2020
The Mount Polley remediation efforts have been underway for years. These efforts have benefited tremendously from the hard work of Mount Polley staff, Mount Polley’s First Nations partners, and local contractors and consultant… Read more »