Company History

2004

JDS Mining

JDS Energy & Mining was founded by President & CEO, Jeff Stibbard.

2005

Fort McKay First Nation Partners

JDS Energy and Mining partnered with Chief Jim Boucher, to grow a First Nations owned midsize mining fleet and services company to realize over $100M revenue.

Coffee Project

JDS Energy & Mining Inc. was retained by Sherwood Copper/Capstone to provide feasibility study support and Engineering and Construction Management (EPCM) servicing the Coffee Creek Project for Kaminak and Goldcorp (Newmont) first on to be legal on lease on the land.

2007

Farralon Mining Ltd.

JDS Energy & Mining was retained to assist with the underground ramp development for G-9 Mines based in Mexico.

Minto Mine

As a certified member of Transport Canada, JDS Energy & Mining Inc. purchased 3 barges on the Yukon River and constructed an additional barge to support the construction and operation of the Minto Copper Mine.

2009

Leed Certified

JDS Energy & Mining Inc. was retained by Tantalus Vineyards to construct the first LEED certified building in Kelowna, B.C.

El Dorado Gold – Kisladag

JDS Energy & Mining Inc. was retained by Eldorado Gold Corp. to manage and supervise construction, costs, schedule, health and safety and environmental management.

2011

Nyrstar Campo Morado – G9

JDS Energy & Mining Inc. was retained by G9 to manage all project management, design, engineering, procurement, planning, for Alimak Mining.

2012

Gahcho Kue

JDS Resources Inc. was engaged as a technical advisor and was responsible for the rescoping and improvement of Gaucho Kue’s feasibility study. JDS partnered with Hatch to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the project.

Craigmont Industries

JDS Resources Inc. founded Craigmont Industries and negotiated a net profit interest relationship with Imperial Metals. JDS Energy and Mining Inc. was retained to design, build, and operate the magnetite processing plant for the service of coal washing to the local producers.

Inauguration of JDS Mexico

Led by Victoria Viveash, JDS Energy & Mining Chief Financial Officer, JDS Energy & Mining officially opened their Hermosillo Office in Mexico.

2013

Silvertip Mine

JDS Resources purchased Silvertip Mine from Silvercorp Metals and forms JDS Silver.

JDS Silver Signs First Nations Socioeconomic Agreement

JDS Silver successfully signed a socio-economic agreement with 5 Kaska First Nations within 6 weeks of the Silver Tip property purchase.

2014

JDS Silver Completes PEA at Silvertip Mine

JDS Silver completed an internal Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the construction and operation of the Silver Tip Mine.

2015

JDS Resources invests in Enlighten Innovation Inc.

JDS Resources invests in strategic, Canadian clean energy technology.

JDS Silver Secures Environmental Permit

JDS Silver secured a Mines Act and Environmental Permit for the development and operation of Silvertip Mine.

2016

Goldcorp – Coffee Mine

Kaminak Gold Corp. engages JDS Energy and Mining to complete a PEA and a NI 43-101 compliant Feasibility Study.

Silvertip Mine Secures Financing for Construction

JDS Silver secures equity and debt financing from Denham Capital for construction and operation.

Gahcho Kue Wins PMI Project of the Year

Gahcho Kué is appointed the world’s largest and richest new diamond mine. Hatch Ltd. and JDS Energy and Mining, were awarded the full EPCM contract, completed the project on budget, two months ahead of schedule.

JDS SILVER COMPLETES CONSTRUCTION AT SILVERTIP

As the general contractor, JDS Silver successfully completes construction at Silvertip Mine in Northern British Columbia.

Entrepreneur of the year

Founder, President & CEO of JDS Energy & Mining Inc. is recognized by BC Business as entrepreneur of the year – category – infrastructure.

2017

JDS SILVER COMPLETES SALES OF SILVERTIP MINE

JDS Silver was purchased by Coeur Mining for USD$250M.

JDS Silver wins 55th Annual Mine Safety Award

JDS Silver wins 55th Annual Mine Safety Award small underground mines award for their exceptional performance in health and safety from the Province of British Columbia.

2018

JDS Energy & Mining selected to review UG PEA for Lucara Diamond

JDS Energy and Mining Inc. was retained by Lucara to do a review of the underground Preliminary Feasibility Study at the Karowe Project in Botswana,

JDS Resources re-acquired Craigmont Industries

JDS Resources re-acquired Craigmont Industries and rebranded to CanMag Industries.

JDS Energy & Mining establishes Underground Division

JDS Energy & Mining Inc, establishes their underground division, led by Cody Stibbard, VP, Underground.

JDS Energy & Mining selected to construct Eagle Gold Project

JDS Energy and Mining Inc. is retained to begin construction of the Eagle Gold Project for Victoria Gold.

2019

JDS ACQUIRES CARIBOO CENTRAL RAILROAD

Jeffco Holdings acquires Cariboo Railroad Construction and Track Maintenance.

JDS Energy & Mining completes construction of Eagle Gold Project

JDS Energy and Mining Inc. completes construction of the Eagle Gold Project for Victoria Gold.

JDS Group of Companies

The JDS Group of Companies was formed and restructured into divisions.

JDS INVESTS IN THE FUTURE OF PRINCE GEORGE

The JDS Group of Companies invests in the construction of a track maintenance and inspection yard in Prince George.

2020

JDS leads construction for Enlighten Innovations Inc.

JDS Energy and Mining Inc. was retained by Enlighten Innovations Inc to construct DSU and long duration battery storage for EPCM.

2021

JDS Acquires McCaw Drilling & Blasting

JDS Acquires McCaw Drilling & Blasting led by President, Devon McCaw.

JDS partners with Deans Knights to create the JDS DK Resource Fund

JDS partners with Deans Knight Resource Fund to offer an experienced and unique approach to identifying, evaluating, and investing in publicly listed resource businesses worldwide.

JDS Energy & Mining Completes Construction of the Madsen Project

JDS Energy and Mining completes the construction of the Madsen Project for Pure Gold Mines.

JDS Gold Acquires Harmony Project on Haida Gwaii

As a mining development company, we are always in search of high-quality projects in safe jurisdictions, particularly in Canada. Harmony, which had been in Taseko’s inventory for two decades, is a mining project which fits very well within the JDS group.