Located in northeastern British Columbia, the Sukunka Project comprises a lease area of 8,056 hectares of contiguous coal licences in the Peace River region. The property is southeast of the Sukunka River, and northwest of the Bullmoose Creek, within the Peace River Regional District. The project is about 55 kilometres south of Chetwynd and about 40 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge.
Glencore is proposing to develop and operate an open cut mining operation and a coal handling and processing plant to produce premium steel-making coal for export to overseas steel manufacturers. The Project is currently in the application review phase with the British Columbia provincial government.
Preliminary studies indicate the Sukunka Project will create approximately 700 jobs during construction and 250 permanent jobs once it is operational.
A detailed project description and other documents related to this project have been filed with the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (BC EAO) and will continue to be made publicly available as the Sukunka Project proceeds through a rigorous environmental approval process.
For information about the BCEAO and the environmental review process please visit website: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/
Specific documents related to the Sukunka Project are also available online through the BCEAO's Project Information Centre.
All documents can be found on the Sukunka Coal Mine Project page.