Conuma’s current surface mine operations at Brule, Wolverine and Willow Creek have a rated capacity to produce more than 5 million tonnes of high-quality steelmaking coal annually, and provide more than 1,000 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs for families in the Peace River Regional District.
Located between Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, Brule Mine became Conuma’s first operational mine in September 2016.
Wolverine Mine is the workplace for Tumbler Ridge based families that have joined the Conuma team and is our main source for high quality HCC. Wolverine was the second Conuma mine to become operational, in December 2016.
Located 35 minutes southwest of Chetwynd, Willow Creek Mine is situated near the Pine Pass. The property became Conuma’s third operational surface mine in June 2018.
Our operations in British Columbia produce some of the highest quality steelmaking coal resources available anywhere in the world. Conuma’s pulverized coal injection (“PCI”) and hard coking coals (“HCC”) are sought by steel producers and coke makers in Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Paired with a robust logistics chain, we ensure reliable and competitive delivery of our products to the global steel industry.
We work collaboratively with industry regulators and local communities to ensure that Conuma is a responsible steward of the environment. All mining operations are undertaken under strict compliance standards and our end-of-service redevelopment initiatives ensure we leave the land with as little impact as possible.
Our employees and customers are partners which means that Conuma’s success is a result of teamwork. As a diverse, close-knit workforce founded upon respect we strive to ensure everyone understands the importance of their part in our shared success.
We earn security by working tirelessly to avoid injuries, violations, delays, rework and overburden. This commitment benefits Conuma employees, families, communities and the environment.
With large investments in machinery and infrastructure, matched with an expert team of operators, we focus on the elimination of overburden and the increase of throughput at all stages of extraction, processing and delivery.
As the leading producer of steelmaking coal from the Peace River Coalfields, Conuma is continually evaluating and advancing mineral properties within its portfolio of assets. As knowledge of these assets grows, they become part of the project pipeline which will drive Conuma’s future growth. Our Project Development Team is currently focussing on multiple expansion areas that will be assessed extensively for resource/reserve definition, namely the Hudette Property, which is a potential successor to the Willow Creek Mine. In parallel with the exploration and development work, important environmental impact and baseline studies will be advanced. We are excited about the potential of our various pipelines and we look forward to sharing more project development news as it becomes available.