The Endako Mine is a Molybdenum mine located near Fraser Lake, approximately 160km west of Prince George, British Columbia. Thompson Creek Mining needed to lower the cost ofore production as well as modernize its 45-year-old mill. In2008, the mine announced its plans for expansion. The processing capacity at the Endako Mine would be increased from 31,000 tons of ore per day to 55,000 tons.
The expanded facility was designed to have a lower production cost and the easiest way to accomplish this was by increasing the capacity of the new mill. The increased capacity at the mill resulted in a need for larger ore supplies, higher capacity transportation methods at a lower cost, and an ore stockpile that would be much deeper than typically encountered by Armtec.