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Crown Mountain Project

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Mine TypeOpen Pit
  • Coal (metallurgical)
  • Coal (hard coking)
  • Coal (PCI)
Mining Method
  • Truck & Shovel / Loader
Mine Life... Lock
SnapshotThe Crown Mountain Hard Coking Coal Project has been advanced through exploration and coal quality work, Preliminary Economic Assessment, a PreFeasibility Study completed in 2014, an Updated Pre-Feasibility in 2017, the release of the Bankable Feasibility Study (BFS) in July 2020 and the Yield Optimisation Study completed in Aug 2021.

The Company completed all environmental technical studies including baseline work, terrestrial modelling, flora and fauna studies, air, ground water and surface water modelling completed in June 2021.

The EA Application was completed in April 2022 and submitted to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) for review. It is anticipated that the formal technical review of the Application will commence in late 2023.


Bathurst Resources Ltd. 22.06 % Indirect
Jameson Resources Ltd. 77.94 % Indirect
Crown Mountain is 90% owned by Jameson’s Canadian Subsidiary, NWP Coal Canada Ltd (“NWP”) that is 77.94% owned by Jameson and 22.06% by Bathurst Resources Limited (ASX:BRL).



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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary


The Crown Mountain Coal project lies within the Elk Valley coal field in southeast British Columbia, Canada.

The property is divided into three structural domains with separate geological attributes. The domains are referred to as the North Block, South Block and the Southern Extension Block. The Crown Mountain thrust fault (“CMF”) separates the North Block from the South Block. The Southern Extension Block is not part of the BFS.

Coal seams are hosted within the Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous Mist Mountain Formation. The coal bearing Mist Mountain Formation is underlain by the Morrissey Formation which includes the regional cliff forming Moose Mountain Member.

Drilling has intersected three principal seams, named Seam 8, Seam 9 and Seam 10. The Seam 8 and 10 consist of three major plies – Upper, Middle and Lower. The term major seam has been defined to include all seven seams in order to distinguish them from other coal horizons referred to as rider seams.

The seven major seams have combined average net coal zone thickness of 28.0m in the North Block and 14.5m in the South Block.

The Crown Mountain property is divided into two distinct structural domains separated by a northerly trending thrust fault or CMF. There are three prospects within the project area, the “North Block” which is positioned above the CMF and the “South Block” and “Southern Extension” which are both below the CMF. The “Southern Extension” is excluded from the current study.

Strike lengths for each of the three prospects are: North Block – 1.5km, South Block - 4.4km and Southern Extension – 4.1km.

The major seams in the North Block are structurally bound within a south plunging syncline, extending from surface to a maximum depth of 155m. Coal seams in the South Block extend from surface to a maximum depth of 150m and are structurally bound within a syncline that has been truncated by the thrust fault and only the east limb of the syncline remains.

The Southern Extension is a continuation of the South Block coal measures. Based on structural mapping, there is evidence for increased structural complexity.



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LOM Processing Yield is 52.9%
CommodityUnitsAvg. AnnualLOM
Coal (hard coking) Mt 25
Coal (PCI) Mt 3.8
Coal (metallurgical & thermal) Mt 228
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

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