The Nadleh Whut'en Territory is rich in mineral resources. While the Endako Mine is the only mine within our territory, there are many mineral tenures and exploration activities that are of concern to our First Nation.
We are in the process of developing an encompassing policy for stewardship of our territory, including for mining and mineral resources. There are short and long term impacts from mining to our lands and people. We require that mining exploration activities within our territory should be approved by Nadleh Whut'en prior to BC or federal permits being issued. For more information contact our office.
The Endako Mine is a primary, surface molybdenum mine located near Fraser Lake, 100 miles northwest of Prince George, British Columbia. The mine is operated as a joint venture with Thompson Creek holding a 75% interest and Sojitz Corporation, a Japanese company, holding a 25% interest.
The Endako Mine is a fully integrated facility that began operations in 1965. It includes a concentrator that processes ore through crushing, grinding, and flotation circuits into molybdenum disulfide concentrate, and a multiple-hearth roasting facility that converts the concentrate into technical grade molybdenum oxide.
The mine and concentrator were placed on care and maintenance in July 2015 due to recent and expected ongoing weakness in the molybdenum price. Endako Mine is expect to re-evaluate the status of Endako Mine as market conditions warrant.