Highland Valley Copper (HVC) Operations is located approximately 17 kilometres west of Logan Lake and about 50 kilometres southwest of Kamloops in British Columbia. Teck has a 100% interest in HVC.
HVC produces both copper and molybdenum concentrates through autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding and flotation. Once processed, the metal concentrates are exported overseas, where the majority is sold under long-term sales contracts to smelters.
In 2015, the crusher relocation project in the Valley pit was completed, providing access to over 30 million tonnes of reserves as part of the current life of mine plan. We are continuing to conduct exploration around HVC to find new copper deposits near the historical Bethlehem pits. This area was previously mined in the 1960s and 1970s.
Reserves and resources at HVC are projected to support mining at current planned production rates until 2026.