Quintette Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Quintette mining project was an operating and proposed mine owned by Teck Coal and located near Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia, Canada.


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

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The mine had previously operated for a period of nearly 18 years up until 2000. In 2012, Teck completed a feasibility study to re-open Quintette. In 2013, Teck received a Mines Act Permit Amendment and, in 2014, Teck received all other required permits in order to restart the mine. In 2014, Teck deferred the restart the Quintette project and placed the mine on care and maintenance due to unfavourable market conditions.

The project was fully permitted and able to proceed once there is a sustained improvement in demand for steelmaking coal.[1] But in 2017, Teck communications officer Chris Stannell said, “We have no near-term plans to reopen Quintette.”[2]

Project Details

  • Owner: Teck Resources Limited
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates: 54.9954042,-120.992099 (exact)
  • Mine status: Cancelled
  • Start year:
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 3 million tons per year[3]
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment: Open Pit
  • Number of employees: 500

Articles and resources


  1. Quintette Project, Teck Resources Limited website, accessed October 2019.
  2. Teck: no plans to reopen Quintette met coal mine, Mining.com, April 18, 2017.
  3. Teck waiting for next coal wave to revive Quintette, The Globe and Mail, updated May 11, 2018.

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