Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal Mine Project

Cardero Coal Ltd proposes to develop and operate an open pit metallurgical coal mine located approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Chetwynd and 40 kilometres west of Hudson's Hope, in northeast British Columbia. The proposed project would involve open pit surface mining followed by combined open pit and underground mining. The production rate would be 4.1 million metric tonnes of metallurgical coal per year, over a mine life of 20 years.

Latest update

August 5, 2014 - On April 15, 2013, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency commenced an environmental assessment and the Minister of the Environment approved the substitution of the federal environmental assessment process by that of the Government of British Columbia for this project.  For further information about the environmental assessment, consult the Project Information Centre on the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office’s website.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
11 Substitution Decision - April 15, 2013
10 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - April 15, 2013
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - March 1, 2013
4 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.4 MB) January 15, 2013


Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal Mine Project
British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office
2nd Floor, 836 Yates Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1L8
Telephone: 250-387-1543
Fax: 250-387-2208

  • Location

    • Chetwynd (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Cardero Coal Ltd.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by substitution under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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