Fording River Operations
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Fording River Operations is a coal mine, operated by Teck Coal, producing 7.9 million tonnes per annum, near Elkford, British Columbia, Canada.
The satellite photo below shows the approximate proposed mine site near Elkford, British Columbia, Canada.
Originally designed as a 3Mt/y operation, Fording River began production in 1971 and made its first shipment of metallurgical coal in April 1972.
- Owner: Teck Coal
- Parent company:Teck Resources
- Location: Elkford, British Columbia, Canada
- GPS coordinates:50.19284, -114.86473 (exact)
- Mine status: Operating
- Start year: 1971
- Production: 7.9 million tonnes per annum (2017)
- Mineable reserves: 79 million tonnes
- Coal type: Met, bituminous
- Mine size:
- Mine type: Surface
- Number of employees:1,100