Sukunka Coal Mine Project

Glencore is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine located approximately 55 kilometres south of Chetwynd and 40 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. As proposed, the Sukunka Coal Mine Project would produce 3 million tonnes of hard coking coal per year for export to overseas markets. The mine life of the project is expected to exceed 20 years.

Please note that the proponent was formerly known as Xstrata Coal Canada.


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.

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 7, 2013
4 Summary of the Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (1.8 MB) January 21, 2013


British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office
David Grace, Project Assessment Manager
Victoria, British Columbia
Telephone: 250-387-1417

  • Location

    • Northeast British Columbia (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by substitution under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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