Corporate Profile

Grande Cache Coal (GCC) is an Alberta based metallurgical coal mining company,  recently aquired by Winsway and Marubeni. Grande Cache Coal's experienced team of coal professionals is managing mining operations that produce metallurgical coal for the steel industry. GCC holds coal leases covering over 29,000 hectares containing over 300 million tonnes of coal resources in the Smoky River Coalfield located in west-central Alberta.

GCC has been producing coal on the property since 2004 and utilizes both surface and underground mining techniques that produce a premium, low volatile, metallurgical coal. The No. 7 Underground Operation has been in production since the fall of 2004 and the No. 8 Surface Pit went into production in the summer of 2010.


GCC has received the amended mine permit and a new mine licence from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) necessary to commence development of its new No. 12 South B2 underground operation. The No. 12 South B2 underground operation has an estimated resource base of 11.6 million tonnes and coal production is estimated to commence during the third quarter of fiscal 2012, which begins October 1, 2011. Grande Cache Coal has one additional permit and license application in progress, referred to as No. 12 South A Surface Pit.

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In March 2012, Grande Cache Coal Corporaton announced the completion of a plan of arrangement with 1629835 Alberta Ltd. (the "Purchaser"), a company indirectly jointly owned by Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited and Marubeni Corporation.

Persuant to the plan of arrangement, the Purchaser acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation at a cash price of C$10.00 per share. The common shares of Grande Cache Coal Corporation were subsequently delisted from the Toronto Stock Exchange.