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Coal Mountain Mine – Elk Valley Coal – British Columbia

Producer of

Soft coking, thermal and PCI coals


30km southeast of Sparwood, BC, Canada


Elk Valley Coal Corporation (100%)

Geology type

Jurassic-Cretaceous coal measures of the East Kootenay coalfield

Mineral type

Low- to high-volatile bituminous A coals

Reserve base

26Mt clean coal (2006)

Annual production

2.7Mt/y capacity

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Washing plant



Open pit

2 x O&K RH200 hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar 985 haul trucks

Komatsu 830E haul trucks

LeTourneau L950 wheel loader

Caterpillar wheel loaders

Driltech D90K blasthole drill

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