Schaft Creek, a proposed open-pit copper mine located approximately 80km south of Telegraph Creek, is a joint venture between Teck and Copper Fox Metals Inc (of which Teck holds a 75% interest). Teck is currently re-evaluating the project.
The environmental assessment process for the project is on hold. The proponents met with Tahltan leadership and the Tahltan Heritage, Resources and Environmental Assessment Team (THREAT) in August 2013 to announce a change in the project ownership structure. THREAT also met with Teck in the fall of 2013 to discuss exploration activities and the environmental assessment process.