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Five new coal mines proposed for B.C.

As mentioned above, here’s a brief description of the five projects proposed for British Columbia.


As mentioned above, here’s a brief description of the five projects proposed for British Columbia.

Cardero Resources Corp. proposes to develop a mine with surface and underground operations that would have a combined annual production capacity of 2.9 Mt of coking coal for export. The proposed Carbon Creek mine site is located approximately 40km west of Hudson’s Hope in northeastern B.C.

HD Mining International Ltd. proposes to develop the Murray River underground coal mine with an annual production capacity of 6 Mt of coking coal for export over 31 years. The proposed mine site is located about 12.5km southwest of Tumbler Ridge in northeastern B.C.

Hillsborough Resources Ltd. proposes to develop an open-pit mine with an annual production capacity of 1-1.5 Mt of bituminous-grade thermal coal for export over a mine life of 10-14 years. The proposed Echo Hill mine site is located approximately 44km north of Tumbler Ridge. 

Centermount Coal Ltd. proposes to develop a mine with surface and underground operations that would have a combined annual production capacity of 2 Mt for export. The proposed Bingay Main mine site is located approximately 21km north of Elkford in southeastern B.C.

Xstrata Coal Canada proposes to develop a mine with surface and underground operations that would have a combined annual production capacity of 1.5-2.5 Mt of coking coal for export that would increase to 6 Mt/y over 20 years. The proposed Sukunka coal mine site is located approximately 55km south of Chetwynd and 40 km west of Tumbler Ridge. 


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