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Arctos Anthracite Project

Arctos Anthracite Joint Venture proposes the construction, operation and decommissioning of an anthracite coal mine in northwestern British Columbia. The site of the proposed mine is about 90 kilometres southeast of Iskut, 160 kilometres northeast of Stewart, and 240 kilometres north of Hazelton. The proposed project would produce about 3 million tonnes per year of anthracite coal over a mine life of approximately 25 years.The proposed project would also include constructing a 147 kilometre extension to an existing railway from its current terminus to the mine site.


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Latest update

August 5, 2014 - On May 31, 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
7 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment and Substitution Decision - May 31, 2013
6 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - May 30, 2013
3 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (2.3 MB) April 15, 2013

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  • Arctos Anthracite Project
  • B.C. Environmental Assessment Office
  • 1-836 Yates Street
  • Victoria, BC, V8W 1L8
  • Telephone: 250-387-9675
  • Fax: 250-356-6448
  • Email:

  • Location

    • Iskut, Stewart, Hazelton (British Columbia)
  • Project Type

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Arctos Anthracite Joint Venture
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by substitution under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number

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