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Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine Wins Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mine Reclamation & Indigenous Collaboration

Press Release

September 24, 2020 – Vancouver, BC – Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE American: TGB; LSE: TKO) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its Gibraltar Mine has been awarded the prestigious Jake McDonald Annual Award for Metal Mine Reclamation from the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (“TRCR”).

TRCR’s annual BC Mine Reclamation Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievement in mine reclamation in British Columbia, was held on September 23rd, 2020.

Russell Hallbauer, CEO and Director of Taseko, commented, “What a great honour for our employees. Gibraltar has been operating for nearly 50 years, generating opportunity for people and economic benefit for communities in the Cariboo. The efforts of our Gibraltar employees continue to be rewarded by achievements like this high profile award. It is gratifying to see their talent and ingenuity being recognized at the highest levels. Gibraltar is proof of mining sustainability in action.”

“We would specifically like to acknowledge the local Xatśūll First Nations and the North Shuswap Tribal Council Fisheries Department for their partnership and traditional knowledge in the annual Fraser River Salmon Sampling Program. As well as a thank you to the Xatśūll First Nations reclamation crew, whose participation has contributed to the success of Gibraltar’s reclamation program.”

Stuart McDonald, President of Taseko added, “The Jake McDonald Award is the top mine reclamation award in British Columbia, a province that has a large mining industry. This achievement reflects the hard work of many talented people and we are honoured to have been chosen as this year’s recipient. The award adds to our track record of achievement which includes other recognition awards for employee safety and community service.”

Xatśūll First Nations Chief Sheri Sellars commented, “I am proud of the work Xatśūll First Nation community members have done in partnership with Taseko-Gibraltar. The fish-sampling program and the reclamation work have been award-winning successes. Our members have also benefitted from employment opportunities and educational initiatives which stem from our relationship with Gibraltar.”

Gibraltar’s Reclamation Research Programs

The aim of Gibraltar’s reclamation research program is continual improvement by identifying and introducing leading-edge ideas within the field of environmental science in mine reclamation. With this goal in mind, projects at Gibraltar include:

  • sampling of salmon from the Fraser River in partnerships with the Xatśūll First Nations and the North Shuswap Tribal Council to provide information to local Indigenous communities regarding the safety of consuming salmon captured at traditional fishing sites
  • studying and utilizing innovative technologies to determine how reclamation activities promote the development and recovery of biological communities;
  • supporting BCIT, SFU, and Mitacs master’s students in a trial research program to expedite the development of soil microbial crust, specifically at the tailings storage facility.

For further information on Gibraltar’s environmental and reclamation program, please visit and watch the video titled “Realizing Collective Potential in Mining Reclamation”.

Video: Realizing Collective Potential in Mine Reclamation

About British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation

The British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation originated in the early 1970’s. The committee is a joint government-industry initiative dedicated to environmental protection and reclamation associated with mining. Membership includes individuals drawn from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, the Ministry of Environment, universities, colleges and industry associations.

For further information on Taseko, please visit the Taseko website at or contact:

Brian Bergot, Vice President, Investor Relations – 778-373-4533 or toll free 1-877-441-4533

Russell Hallbauer
Chief Executive Officer and Director


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