NovaGold CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is overseeing one of the largest mining projects in B.C. history.Photo by Philip Chin

NovaGold CEO Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse is overseeing one of the largest mining projects in B.C. history.Photo by Philip Chin

Scott Broughton, CEOof Roca Mines, has kept investors happy by bringing a molybdenum mine into production.Photo by Philip Chin

Scott Broughton, CEOof Roca Mines, has kept investors happy by bringing a molybdenum mine into production.Photo by Philip Chin

Imperial Metals president Brian Kynoch is waiting for a power line.Photo by Philip Chin

Imperial Metals president Brian Kynoch is waiting for a power line.Photo by Philip Chin

CEOJohn McConnell plans to bring Western Keltic Mines into production.Photo by Philip Chin

CEOJohn McConnell plans to bring Western Keltic Mines into production.Photo by Philip Chin

A copper-gold porphyry find has Serengeti Resources CEO David Moore on target.Photo by Philip Chin

A copper-gold porphyry find has Serengeti Resources CEO David Moore on target.Photo by Philip Chin

Rob Pease, CEO of Terrane Metals, needs metal prices to stay high for his copper-gold mine to pan out.Photo by Philip Chin

Rob Pease, CEO of Terrane Metals, needs metal prices to stay high for his copper-gold mine to pan out.Photo by Philip Chin

Meet the faces behind some of British Columbia's most prominent mining companies. Read the story by Peter Kennedy: Who's Hot, Who's Not (November 2007). Photos by Philip Chin