The dormant Jersey Emerald Mine near Salmo could re-open.
In 2013 Margaux Resources acquired the property located 10km southeast of Salmo and have run a few drilling operations on it.
President and CEO Tyler Rice says the company is working towards restarting the mine and this would translate to more local job openings.
The company is in the process of permitting.
Rice says as lead and zinc mining operations advance it will become more clear as to how many jobs this project would create.
The mine has been inactive since 1973.