- Taseko Talks
Benefiting from hydro power, Gibraltar Mine has a low carbon intensity. As reported and qualified by Skarn Associates, Gibraltar ranks in the lowest quartile compared to other copper miners throughout the world with Scope 11 GHG emissions of 1.66 t CO2e/t Cu eq. per pound of copper produced and Scope 22 GHG GHG emissions of 0.09 t CO2e/t Cu eq. per pound of copper produced.
With a combined Scope 1 & 2 Copper Intensity of 1.88 t CO2e/t Cu eq. per pound, Florence Copper Project will have one of the lowest GHG emissions per pound of copper compared to other copper mines throughout the world.When commercial production from Florence Copper commences, Taseko’s position (Gibraltar + Florence) on the GHG Intensity Curve drops lower in
Skarn Copper GHG Intensity Curve
Scope 1: direct greenhouse gas emissions
Scope 2: indirect greenhouse gas emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling
Jake McDonald Mine Reclamation Award
The Gibraltar Mine was awarded the prestigious Jake McDonald Annual Award for Metal Mine Reclamation from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation on September 23rd, 2020. The award recognized Gibraltar’s outstanding achievement in mine reclamation and indigenous collaboration.
Mining & Sustainability Award
On July 12th, 2014 the Mining Association of BC and the Province of British Columbia awarded Taseko-Gibraltar with the Mining & Sustainability award for 2013 at a community event in Williams Lake. The event, attended by Taseko-Gibraltar employees, members of the Williams Lake Indian Band, the Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association, local government representatives, community supports and many others, celebrated the accomplishments of Taseko-Gibraltar since the Gibraltar Mine restarted in 2004.
Metal Mine Reclamation Award
In September 2012, Gibraltar was recognized for its large-scale reclamation projects and progressive reclamation research trials with the Metal Mine Reclamation Award for Metal Mine Reclamation from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation. Projects included a joint initiative with the Ministry of Forests for a pine tree establishment research program, research using biosolids from Metro Vancouver and wood chips to reclaim the tailings areas, and, the establishment of a pilot wetland to monitor the capabilities in treating tailings.
Gibraltar Mine undertakes comprehensive water and air monitoring procedures that includes regular monitoring of approximately 165 sampling sites across the property. Samples are analyzed by an independent and provincially accredited laboratory based in Vancouver and results are reported to the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines on a quarterly and annual basis.