COAL is the most valuable mineral produced in BC. In 2013 coal accounted for revenues of more than $4.8 billion, more than half of the province's total mineral output, excluding petroleum and natural gas. Coal also accounts for about one third of BC's MINING employment and the province is Canada's largest coal exporter. In 2010, 9 coal mines were operating in BC: Quinsam on VANCOUVER ISLAND near CAMPBELL RIVER, Brule at CHETWYND, Wolverine and Trend near TUMBLER RIDGE, and Elkview, Line Creek,...

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