Be a Part of The Eskay Creek Revitalization Project

Skeena Resources is revitalizing the past producing Eskay Creek mine in British Columbia. The Eskay Creek Revitalization Project will be an example of responsible development, providing jobs and tax revenue critical to rebuilding BC’s economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is entering the environmental assessment process. Skeena is committed to inclusive dialogue and meaningful engagement regarding all aspects of the project development.

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About the Project

The Eskay Creek Revitalization Project is focused on reopening the historical underground mine as a conventional truck and shovel open-pit operation that will produce a gold-silver concentrate on-site which will be transported off-site to third-party smelters. The project would produce 2.45 million ounces of gold and 70.9 million ounces of silver over the course of its approximate 10 year operating life. The project plans to utilize existing infrastructure of the former mine.

Eskay Creek is a historic mine site with an all-season access road and on-site facilities, including a permitted Tailings Storage Facility (TSF). Clean power will be accessed through the Coast Mountain Hydroelectric Facilities (Forrest Kerr, McLymont Creek and Volcano Creek run of the river), partly owned by the Tahltan Nation, or by accessing the main hydroelectric grid. The capital cost of the development is estimated to be C$488 million making the project financing achievable in the current economic environment.

Skeena is committed to the principles of UNDRIP and working collaboratively with local Indigenous Nations and local communities.

9.8

Years of Operations

250

Jobs

$733 million

direct benefit to BC in
mineral and income tax

3.88 million

ounces of gold equivalent

Participate in the Environmental Assessment Process

 

 

The Eskay Creek Revitalization Project has entered the Environmental Assessment Process

The Eskay Creek Revitalization Project is undergoing an Environment Assessment by both the BC Environment Assessment Office (BCEAO) and Impact Asessment Agency of Canada (IAAC). 

View and submit comments on our Initial Project Descipriton the BCEAO webite or the IAAC website. 

Participate in a joint Virtual Information Session taking place on September 16th from 2-3:30pm PST and September 21st from 5-6:30pm PST. The Information Sessions will include:

  • Presentations from IAAC and BCEAO on the current Environment Assessment Process
  • Introduction to the Eskay Creek Revitalizaiton project from Skeena Reouces 
  • Questions and comments from participants 

To earn more about upcoming Environmental Assessment engagement events click here 

Eskay Creek Historical Timeline

Community Commitment

Skeena is committed to delivering value and prosperity to our Indigenous Nation partners and surrounding communities. The Eskay Creek Revitalization Project will be an example of responsible development, providing jobs and tax revenue critical to rebuilding BC’s economy after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Skeena is committed

to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples through responsible and sustainable mining development.

Skeena is committed

to respecting and protecting the land for future generations.

Skeena is committed

to delivering value and prosperity to our Indigenous Nation partners, and surrounding communities.

Skeena is committed

to being open, honest and transparent and moving forward together, hand in hand.

Business Opportunities and Job Creation

Skeena seeks to provide employment and contracting opportunities to local community members and companies. In 2020, Skeena spent nearly $55 million in Northwestern BC to support our project, with nearly 50% of budget going to Indigenous businesses and joint venture partnerships.

Community Investment

Skeena seeks to work with and support local communities in building partnerships and creating opportunities.

Community Investment

Skeena seeks to work with and support local communities in building partnerships and creating opportunities related to their Projects. We accept requests for financial donations or in-kind contributions to support community-based initiatives that build economic, social and cultural capacity as well as create a social and economic legacy in the communities where we work. Requests for donations, sponsorship and/or contributions, either financial or in-kind, must demonstrate both benefits to the community and community support.

All completed applications should be submitted by the 1st of the month.The Skeena Community Investment Committee meets monthly and will provide a decision at the end of each month.  

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Skeena has identified the following as key funding areas:

Community Education

Community Wellness

Arts, Culture & Language

Indigenous Engagement

Skeena is committed to the principles of UNDRIP and developing meaningful relationships with Indigenous Communities. The project is located within the Tahltan Territory and asserted Traditional Territory of Tsetsaut Skii km Lax Ha.​ 

Gold-silver concentrate will be transported to the port of Stewart via Highway 37 and 37A will pass through Nass and Nass Wildlife Areas (as defined in the Nisga’a Final Agreement) of the Nisga’a Nation and the territory of the Gitanyow Nation. ​

Tahltan Mentorship Program

Skeena is particularly proud of the mentorship program launched in 2020.

Skeena currently has six university students and recent graduates in engineering and business studies from the Tahltan Nation working with the Skeena management team. 

Our hope and objective are that by the time this mine is into production they’ll have seen the entire sequence, planning, permitting, engineering and construction of the mine. 

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Unique Collaboration and Design

Skeena has worked closely with members of Tahltan Heritage Resource Environmental Assessment Team (THREAT) to develop environmental and social design principles such that Skeena can act as good stewards on Tahltan Land. These principles are used to inform and guide the Project design as it develops through its initial PEA design to its closure.

Skeena has existing agreements in place with Tahltan Nation including Communications, Exploration and Opportunity Sharing Agreements.

A New Conservancy

A new conservancy to protect the environment and wildlife on Tahltan territory has been created in an area of northwestern B.C. historically known as the Ice Mountain Lands, adjacent to Mount Edziza Provincial Park.  The Tahltan Central Government, the Province, Skeena Resources Limited, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and BC Parks Foundation have worked in partnership to create the conservancy.

Environmental Commitment

Skeena is committed to mitigating impacts from our pursuits by conducting our activities in a manner that protects the environment. We work to achieve a clean environment that can be used by future generation.

Water Conservation

Wildlife Protection

Respect and protect the land for future generations

Culture and Heritage

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