We have a long history of exploration discoveries and mine development and our team of professionals is recognized around the world as industry leaders. We pride ourselves on being a “partner of choice” for exploration opportunities of all stages and our history of exploration successes places us among the world’s best.
Exploration plays three critical roles at Teck, delivering value in both greenfield new sites and brownfield existing (mine sites) environments:
- Pursuit, evaluation and acquisition of quality opportunities;
- Discovery of new orebodies through early stage exploration;
- Delivery of geoscience solutions and services to create value at our existing mines and in the brownfield environment.
Our exploration efforts are primarily focused on four commodities: copper, zinc, steelmaking coal and gold in support of the company’s operations and business units. Strategic opportunities in other metals and high-margin mineral commodities are also being actively pursued.
- Copper exploration is focused in the Americas and select belts globally for both porphyry copper and sediment hosted copper
- Zinc exploration includes projects in the vicinity of our Red Dog mine in Alaska as well as in Canada, Australia and Ireland with a focus on sediment and carbonate hosted deposits
- Gold exploration is directed to creating and realizing value through the development of gold resources in the Americas, Turkey and select belts globally
- Exploration for steelmaking coal is directed at opportunities in and around our existing operations and projects as well as monitoring opportunities globally
Our success in exploration requires a commitment to building strong relationships with communities and undertaking responsible environmental stewardship.
Our policy requires that our overseas activities meet or exceed the applicable North American standards.
With a global exploration presence, Teck is seeking the best opportunities around the world. We welcome the opportunity to partner and participate in your projects.