Project Facts & Economics
The Copper / Gold Project is located south of the City of Kamloops and sits entirely within the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD).
23 year mine life
65,000 tonnes-per-day (TPD) processing capacity
109 million pounds of copper annually produced
99,000 ounces of gold annually produced
KGHM is committed to hiring and training locally.
500 full-time positions ranging from technical to mining services to administrative to health and safety.
2-3 indirect jobs created or supported by a single mining job.
1,800 temporary jobs created in the initial 2.5 year construction phase.
55 current full-time Ajax Project staff in Kamloops.
A Significant Contribution to Kamloops
- Upwards of $500 million in estimated tax revenue (based on current predictions)
- Approximately $60 million in annual payroll
- Opportunity for expanded mining education