Crown Mountain Coal Project

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Crown Mountain Coal Project is a proposed coal mine in Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Crown Mountain Coal Project Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada 49.8066666, -114.7266666 (approximate)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Project Type Opening Year Closing Year
Proposed[1] Pre-Permit New 2025 (planned)[1]

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
1.9 Surface Open Pit 12.8 60* 330

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
56 99 Bituminous Met

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
NWP Coal Canada Jameson Resources [78.00%]; Bathurst Resources [22.00%] Australia, New Zealand

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project is a proposed surface mine set to produce 2 million tonnes per annum, in the East Kootenay Region, near Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada.[2][3]

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.[4] Run of mine coal reserves are estimated at 56 million tonnes, of which 50 million tonnes are proven and 6 million tonnes are probable.[5]

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.”[6]

A bankable feasibility study for the project was completed in 2020 by Stantec and Sedgman.[2] As of March 2021, the project's assessment status was pending review by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada.[4]

  • Owner: NWP Coal Canada Ltd.
  • Parent company: Jameson Resources Ltd. (78%) and Bathurst Resources Ltd.(22%)[7]
  • Location: Sparwood, British Columbia, Canada
  • GPS coordinates: 49.8066666,-114.7266666 (approximate)
  • Mine status: Proposed
  • Start year: 2024[2]
  • Mineable reserves: 56 million tonnes
  • Coal type: Metallurgical
  • Mine size: 2,588 hectares
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Production Capacity: 2 million tonnes per year[2]
  • Number of employees: 330

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  1. 1.0 1.1 {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project - Project Overview, NWP Coal Canada website, accessed June 2022.
  3. About NWP Coal Canada Ltd, NWP Coal Canada website, accessed June 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project, Government of Canada website, last updated March 2021.
  5. Canadian agency takes input on Crown Mountain coal mine project, Transmission hub, December 24, 2014.
  6. Bathurst continues with Crown Mountain investment, Mining Weekly, September 2, 2019.
  7. 2021 Annual Report, Bathurst Resources Limited, accessed June 2022.