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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 1992-18


British Columbia Coals: Quality & Resources


by BC Geological Survey

View Information Circular 1992-18 (PDF, 1,304 KB)


The province of British Columbia is richly endowed with more than 19 billion tonnes of coal resources which range from lignite to anthracite in rank. This brochure summarizes available information concerning the major coalfields and provides generalized coal-quality data for each. Averages of quality parameters are generally cited without reference to the range of values.


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