Revett Minerals is an established Silver-Copper Producer that owns and operates the producing Troy Mine and the world class development stage Rock Creek project (containing an estimated 229 million ounces of silver and 2 billion pounds of copper); both properties are located in northwestern Montana.
During the past year, significant productivity and cost improvements have been realized at the Troy Mine, where we employ over 180 men and women. We remain committed to our employees, the environment and communities in which we operate and live.
Our focus and dedication, combined with proven production at the Troy Mine and the significant potential at the Rock Creek project form the basis of our goal to become a mid-tier precious and base metals producer.
Our plan is to expand production through exploration in and around our Troy mine, through further advancement of our Rock Creek permit.
“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”
(“The New Nationalism”, 1910)
At Revett, our environmental philosophy can best be described as “responsible use.” Like Teddy Roosevelt, we believe that with care and planning, we can utilize our natural resources to benefit today's generation while leaving a valuable natural legacy for the generations that follow.
Copper and silver ore play a vital role in today's modern world. It is used in computers, telephones, solar energy cells, electrical components, air and water purifiers, aerospace, and medicine. The challenge is to recover the ore in a responsible manner.
How does that work in practice? Before we move a single pebble, we have carefully planned the entire project. Working with regulators and scientists, we know how we will manage the operation to protect neighboring wildlife and habitat, how we will preserve water quality, how we will restore the landscape when the project is completed, and how we will monitor it for years afterward to ensure that the environment is protected.
As Theodore Roosevelt said, “In utilizing and conserving the natural resources of the nation, the one characteristic more essential than any other is foresight.”
We couldn't have said it better.
It is the mission of Revett Minerals Inc. to become one of the finest silver/copper producers in the industry while providing a safe, environmentally sound and fulfilling atmosphere for all involved. It is the philosophy of Revett Minerals that our integrity will not, for any reason, be compromised in pursuit of this goal.
Good friends make good neighbors
So do Good Neighbor Agreements.
That's why we're committed to building a connection with our neighbors and providing a clear and open view of the Rock Creek Project. By incorporating suggestions from stakeholders and following through with commitments, we hope to earn your trust as good neighbors.
This Agreement will establish and maintain lines of communications between the managers of Rock Creek and area residents to address any concerns and answer any questions they may have about the development and operation of the mine.
In addition, the Agreement will provide local groups, elected officials, and individuals with an opportunity to participate in decisions about the project that may affect their local community, economy, or environment.
For example, if the plan calls for us to move part of the Rock Creek Road, rest assured we're committed to working with our neighbors to make sure that what we do meets everyone's needs.
As part of this effort, we will be holding information meetings to keep our neighbors informed about the Project, and we're already meeting with local officials and groups to listen to their concerns.
Our commitment to being a good neighbor extends beyond Lincoln and Sanders counties downstream to the folks in Idaho. It is our hope you join our effort to ensure that Rock Creek will be a good neighbor.
If you're interested in working with your County Commissioners, who will take the lead in forming this advisory body, contact them and let them know you'd like to be a good neighbor also.