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Peace River. Coalfield - This coalfield extends for 400 kilometres through the northeast part of the province 1,21 (). Coal was discovered in the area in 1793 but lack of infrastructure restricted mining to small operations serving local needs and prior to 1980 less than 100,000 tonnes were mined.
Coal mining regions are significant resource extraction industries in many parts of the world. They provide a large amount of the fossil fuel energy in the world economy.. The People's Republic of China is the largest producer of coal in the world, while the United States contains the world's largest 'recoverable' coal reserves (followed by Pakistan, Russia, China, and India).