Estevan coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Estevan Mine is a surface coal mine, operated by Westmoreland Mining near Estevan and Bienfait, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1]


The satellite photo below shows the approximate proposed mine site near Estevan and Bienfait, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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According to Westmoreland's website:

The Estevan Mine has a long history of mining in Canada with the mine and original char plant being established near Bienfait. The Estevan Mine operates the largest fleet of draglines in our Canadian operations.

Project Details

  • Owner: Westmoreland Mining[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Estevan and Bienfait, Saskatchewan, Canada[1]
  • GPS coordinates:49.092848, -102.886072 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 1973
  • Production: 6 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type: Thermal[1]
  • Mine size: 20,331 Ha[1]
  • Mine type: Surface [1]
  • Equipment:
  • Number of employees:369[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Westmoreland Mining, Estevan Mine, Company Website, accessed August 2020

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