Coal Mountain Operations is one of Teck's five steelmaking coal operations located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
Coal Mountain Operations is located about 30 kilometres southeast of Sparwood in southeastern British Columbia.
Coal Mountain produces steelmaking coal – also called metallurgical coal or coking coal — which is used to make steel. We export the processed coal by sea to the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere. This involves the shipment of the steelmaking coal from the mine site to bulk port terminals in Vancouver by rail. It is then transferred to larger seagoing vessels, which carry it to our target markets.
The current annual production capacities of the mine and preparation plant are approximately 2.7 and 3.5 million tonnes of clean coal, respectively.
Mining at Coal Mountain Operations is expected to conclude in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Teck has announced that mining at Coal Mountain Operations will be completed by the end of 2017. We are seeking feedback from First Nations, local communities, recreational and hunting groups, other groups and individuals to inform planning on how the land will be used after mining. We are committed to minimizing wherever practicable the impacts of closure on local communities, and feedback will help us understand what steps may need to be taken to mitigate or manage impacts from closure.
Responses to the below survey received by September 30, 2016 will be taken into consideration for the site’s Closure Plan. Feedback received after this date will be considered for future updates to the plan.