Elkview Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Elkview Mine is a surface coal mine, operated by Teck Coal, producing 7 million tonnes per annum, near Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada.


The satellite photo below shows the approximate proposed mine site near Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada.

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Teck has a 95% partnership interest in the Elkview mine. The remaining 5% is held equally by Nippon Steel Corporation and POSCO, a Korean steel producer, each of which acquired a 2.5% interest in 2005 for US$25 million. The mine is 27,054 hectares of coal lands of which 3,599 hectares have been mined or are scheduled for mining. Elkview is primarily steelmaking coal, and a small amount of thermal coal. The annual production capacities of the mine and preparation plan are approximately 5.6 million and 6.5 milllion tons. At 2010 production rates, the Elkview mine is estimated to have a remaining reserve life of approximately 41 years.[1]

Project Details

  • Owner: Teck Coal
  • Parent company: Teck and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp and POSCO
  • Location: Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates:49.742507, -114.823906 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year:
  • Production: 7 million tonnes
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type: Met, bituminous
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:920

Articles and resources


  1. "Elkview", Teck Coal website, accessed May 2011.

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