Canada

Cardinal River Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeOpen Pit
StatusClosing / Closed
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
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ShapshotHaving reached its end of mine life in June 2020, Cardinal River mine is in Active Closure. This phase of mine life begins when mining has been completed. Active Closure includes decommissioning of site facilities and infrastructure, final land reclamation, and, where required, remediation activities.

Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Posco Group Inc. 3 % Indirect
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. 20 % Indirect
Teck Resources Ltd. 77 % Indirect
In November 2023, Teck Resources entered into separate agreements to sell steelmaking coal business to Glencore Plc (Glencore), Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) and POSCO (the Steelmaking Coal Business Unit Transactions).

On January 1, 2024, in connection with the Steelmaking Coal Business Unit Transactions Teck Resources completed an internal reorganization of the steelmaking coal business unit to align all steelmaking coal assets, including Teck Coal Partnership and Elkview Mining Limited Partnership, under a newly organized Elk Valley Mining Limited Partnership (EVM LP).

On January 3, 2024, Teck completed the NSC and POSCO Transactions, with NSC and POSCO acquiring a 20% and 3% interest, respectively, in EVM LP. Following the NSC and POSCO Transactions, EVM LP now holds a 100% interest in all of the steelmaking coal operations and Teck holds a 77% interest in EVM LP, with NSC and POSCO holding the remaining 20% and 3%, respectively.

Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits20172016
Coal (metallurgical) Mt 1.31.3
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics20192018201720162015
Annual mining capacity 2 Mt2 Mt2 Mt2 Mt2 Mt
Coal washing plant annual capacity 3.5 Mt of clean coal3.5 Mt of clean coal3.5 Mt of clean coal3.5 Mt of clean coal3 Mt of clean coal

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

Fleet data has not been reported.

Personnel

Mine Management

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