Brule mine

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Brule mine, formerly the Dillon mine, sits 57 km south of the town of Chetwynd in northeast British Columbia.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the mine near Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada.

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Brule operated from December 2004 to July 2014 by Western Coal, a subsidiary of Walter Energy, when it went into care and maintenance due to low coal prices. In 2016, Conuma Coal Resources Ltd. bought the Brule mine, along with the nearby Wolverine and Willow Creek coal mines, from Walter Energy Ltd. Brule was re-opened under this new owner in September 2016.[2]

The mine produces approximately 1.5 million tonnes of ultra-low volatile pulverized coal injection (ULV-PCI) coal for steelmaking.

Project Details

  • Owner: Conuma Coal Resources Limited
  • Parent company: ERP Compliant Fuels
  • Location: Chetwynd, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates: 55.3902674,-121.8354771
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year: 2004
  • Mineable reserves: 12.26 million tonnes (Proven and Probable Reserves) [3]
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Met and Thermal)
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 2.5 million tons per year
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment: Open pit Mining
  • Number of employees: 285

Articles and resources


  1. Walter Energy, "Brule", Walter Energy website, accessed May 2011.
  2. Brule Coal Mine Overview, BC Mine Information Website, accessed October 2019.
  3. British Columbia Geological Survey, "Exploration and mining in the North Central and Northeast regions, British Columbia", Accessed May 2021

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