The Tuya River Coalfield

NTS Map Sheets: 104J/02, 07

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A 200 square kilometre area of Tertiary rocks contains a single coal zone with cumulative coal thickness that varies from 10 to 30 metres. The area is isolated and has not been considered for development, but it does contain a resource of over 400 million tonnes of high-volatile B bituminous coal.

Selected references

Ryan, B.D., 1990. Geology and Potential Coal and Coalbed Methane Resources of the Tuya River Coal Basin. Geological Fieldwork 1990, B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Paper 1991-1, pages 419-429.