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Travels with Copper

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Travels with Copper (with INTERACTIVE MAP)

Tyee contributing editor Christopher Pollon criss-crossed the Pacific on the trail of BC copper. Here's why.

By Christopher Pollon, 24 Mar 2014


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Copper Mountain wide shot

The Resurrection of Copper Mountain

Copper mining is back from the dead near Princeton. But who's in charge?

By Christopher Pollon, 24 Mar 2014


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Jim O'Rourke and Rod Shier

Betting at the Copper Casino

That would be Vancouver's mining district, where BC's future is low-grade and high-risk. Second in a series.

By Christopher Pollon, 25 Mar 2014


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Naoshima Island

Where Copper Meets Fire

Naoshima Island in Japan is a surreal melting pot of BC metal and fine art. Third in a series.

By Christopher Pollon, 26 Mar 2014


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Job Seekers in Kunshan China, unimicron, Apple supplier

Cell Phones, Brought to You by BC Copper via China

Home to Apple's Foxconn plant, Kunshan is China's Silicon Valley. But for how long? Fourth in a series.

By Christopher Pollon, 27 Mar 2014


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Metal scrapyard

Welcome to Peak Copper

It's not far off. So, why aren't there more operations like this one in BC's north? Fifth in a series.

By Christopher Pollon, 28 Mar 2014


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Cindy Coutts

The Monumental Copper Disconnect

Billions to mine, refine and assemble into products that last maybe a year or so? Last in a series.

By Christopher Pollon, 28 Mar 2014


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