Crown Mountain coal project

From Global Energy Monitor

Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project is a proposed surface mine, owned by NWP Coal Canada, a subsidiary of Jameson Resources, set to produce 3.7 million tonnes per annum, in the East Kootenay Region, near Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada.


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Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project is an open-pit metallurgical coal mine proposed by NWP Coal Canada Ltd. The production capacity of the project would be 3.7 million tonnes per year over a mine-life of about 16 years.[1] Run of mine coal reserves are estimated at 56 million tonnes, of which 50 million tonnes are proven and 6 million tonnes are probable.[2]

In 2018, Bathurst Resources struck a C$121.5-million agreement with project owner Jameson Resources to acquire a 50% interest in the Crown Mountain project. Jameson Resources has said that with the financial backing and management assistance from Bathurst, the company was confidently moving Crown Mountain forward on all fronts. Jameson CEO Art Palm said, “We anticipate continuing to work hand-in-hand with Bathurst as Crown Mountain heads towards gaining its environmental approvals, mining permits, and ultimately construction and development of the mine.”[3]

Project Details

  • Owner: NWP Coal Canada Ltd.
  • Parent company: Jameson Resources Ltd.
  • Location: Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates: 49.8066666,-114.7266666 (approximate)
  • Mine status: Proposed
  • Start year: 2014
  • Mineable reserves: 56 million tonnes
  • Coal type:
  • Mine size: 2,588 hectares
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production: 3.7 million tonnes per year
  • Additional proposed production:
  • Equipment: Open pit Mining
  • Number of employees: 298

Articles and resources


  1. Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project, Government of Canada website, last updated March 2015.
  2. Canadian agency takes input on Crown Mountain coal mine project, Transmission hub, December 24, 2014.
  3. Bathurst continues with Crown Mountain investment, Mining Weekly, September 2, 2019.

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