Mining: the lifeblood of the Coast’s economy
Patrick Phelps – Manger, Minerals West Coast
Patrick works as manager for Minerals West Coast. A born and raised West Coaster, Patrick grew up on a gold claim south of the Hokitika River.
His working life includes journalism, marketing and communications, wilderness guiding, and pest control. Prior to taking up the role at MWC he lived in Nanjing, China, studying Mandarin. Patrick provides much of the content for our Mining: the lifeblood of the Coast’s Economy series.