Aries coal project

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The Aries Coal Project is a proposed opencast mine, operated by Ram River Coal, set to produce 4 million tonnes per annum, near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada.[1]


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

  • Owner: Ram River Coal[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada[1]
  • GPS coordinates: 52.400401, -114.830002 (approximate)[1]
  • Mine status: Proposed[1]
  • 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[2]
  • 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. Aries Project Geological Cross Section Diagram, accessed November 2020

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