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Fording Coal Ltd Coal Mine – Fording River – British Columbia

Producer of

Metallurgical and thermal coal

Location

29km northeast of Elkford, BC, Canada

Ownership

Elk Valley Coal Corporation (100%)

Geology type

Jurassic-Cretaceous coal measures of the Elk Valley coalfield

Mineral type

Low- to high-volatile bituminous A coals

Reserve base

227Mt proven and probable clean coal, plus 660Mt measured and indicated (2006)

Annual production

10Mt clean coal capacity

Mining method

Multi-seam open pit

Coal processing

Gravity, dense medium cyclone and flotation

Employment

880

Open pit

P&H 4100 and 2800 mining shovels

Marion 301-M and 351-M mining shovels

Hitachi EX3500 mining excavator

LeTourneau wheel loaders

Caterpillar wheel loaders

Komatsu 930 E 830E haul trucks

Caterpillar 793C haul trucks

Wabco coal haulers

Ingersoll-Rand IR-49R blasthole drills

Modular Mining Systems truck despatching system
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