Roman Mountain project

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The Roman Mountain project is a proposed coal development which is owned by Peace River Coal, which is 75% owned by Anglo American.

The company states that the project is located "immediately south of the current Trend mine, envisages an open pit mine producing up to 3 million tons of coal per annum with a life expectancy of about 10 years." The company states on its website that "a prefeasibility study will be completed in 2010; the Environmental Assessment report will be submitted in early 2010. Mining is envisaged to commence in 2013, with full production being achieved later in that year. Further northwestward extensions to the Roman Mountain resource are currently being investigated."[1] The mine was placed on extended care and maintenance at the end of 2014.[2]


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

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Project Details

  • Owner: Peace River Coal
  • Parent company: Anglo American
  • Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates: 54.9699468,-121.0254337
  • Mine status: Proposed
  • Start year:
  • Mineable reserves: 38.8 million tons[2]
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 2-4 million tons per year
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment: Linear open-pit mining
  • Number of employees: 250

Articles and resources


  1. Peace River Coal, "About Us", Peace River Coal website, accessed May 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roman Mountain Mine, Mining Data Solutions, accessed October 2019.

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