Wolverine mine

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{{#badges: Navbar-Global Coal Mine Tracker}}Wolverine mine (also called Perry Creek mine) is located approximately 25 km southwest of Tumbler Ridge. The Wolverine coal mine operated from 2006 until it went into care and maintenance in April 2014 due to low coal prices. In September 2016, Conuma Coal Resources Ltd. purchased Wolverine from Western Coal, a subsidiary of Walter Energy, and the mine re-opened in January 2017.[1] In 2019, Conuma posted on its website that the mine produces over 1.5 million tons of coal per year. The site has proven reserves of 8.8 million tons.[2]

Wolverine Mine Expansion

The Perry Creek Pit is now nearing the end of its coal resources and Conuma is proposing to develop the Hermann Pit.[3] This project is known as the Wolverine-Hermann Amendment Project and requires provincial permits to proceed. The Wolverine-Hermann Amendment Project will allow for the continued direct employment of over 300 employees and 1000 indirect jobs for families in the Peace River area. The Hermann Pit will provide coal for the continued operation of the Wolverine Coal Processing Plant; Wolverine Mine operations employees will be transferred from the Perry Creek Pit to the Hermann Pit. Like the Perry Creek Pit, the Hermann Pit would produce coal by open-pit mining methods and has the potential to produce approximately 9 million tons of metallurgical coal for sale in the export market. Coal from the Hermann Pit would be transported to Wolverine via the coal haul route, processed at the Wolverine processing plant, and shipped to market by rail from the Wolverine loadout facility.[4]


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

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Project Details

  • Owner: Conuma Coal Resources Limited
  • Parent company: ERP Compliant Fuels
  • Location: Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates: 55.0608535,-121.2530692 (exact)
  • Mine status: Operating
  • Start year: 2006
  • Mineable reserves: 8.8 million tons
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 1.5 million tons per year
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment: Open pit Mining
  • Number of employees: 325

Project Expansion Details

  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity:
  • Mine expansion size:
  • Start Year: 2019
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Wolverine Mine Overview, BC Mine Information, accessed October 2017.
  2. Wolverine Mine, Mining Data Solutions, accessed October 2019.
  3. Wolverine Mine, Conuma Coal Resources website, accessed October 2019.
  4. Wolverine-Hermann Amendment Project, September 2019.

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