Aries coal project

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The Aries Coal Project was a proposed opencast coal mine, planned by the private Canadian company Ram River Coal. It was set to produce 4 million tonnes per annum, near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.[1]

As of October 2023, there have been no apparent updates to the project since 2019, and it is presumed cancelled.[2]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed project.[1]

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Ram River Coal intends to ship the coking coal to two of the major western Canadian coal terminals; Westshore Terminals and Ridley Terminals.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: Ram River Coal[1]
  • Owner: Ram River Coal[1]
  • Location: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada[1]
  • GPS coordinates: 52.400401, -114.830002 (approximate)[1]
  • Mine status: Cancelled
  • Production: 4 million tonnes per annum[1]
  • Mineable reserves: 183 million tonnes[1]
  • Coal type: Metallurgical, Bituminous[1]
  • Mine size: 20,000 ha
  • Mine depth: 6 seams, 200-400 m[3]
  • Mine type: Surface[1]
  • Start year: TBD
  • Life of Mine: 33 years[1]
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Ram River Coal, Aires Project, Company Website, accessed August 2020
  2. NI 43-101 Coal Resource Report, Coal River website, accessed June 2020.
  3. Aries Project Geological Cross Section Diagram, accessed November 2020

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