Crowsnest tenements were linked to Marten in September 2014. Together, with Barnes Lake and Marten, they are part of the Fernie mining project. The Crowsnest mining project covers 1,500 hectares in British Columbia, is located 15 kilometers southeast of the Elk River’s second largest community, Sparwood. Crowsnest proximity to Sparwood fits well with our goals, and will be a destination for our staff seeking relaxation and to patronize certain business; it is also a possible future labor pool.
A Long History of Phosphate
Since the 1920s, Crowsnest has been explored for phosphate. In the 1930s, digging showed areas of tri-calcium phosphate (Ca3P208) at minable widths, but commercial production has never been attempted. Trench analysis from Crowsnest has shown grades of 27% P2O5 (1m thick) and 23% P2O5 (1m thick). The deposits are suitable for open-pit mining and could supply the domestic market’s demand for phosphate. There are all-weather road access and rail access to the project.
The Crowsnest Phosphate Project covers 15km2 in British Columbia, and is located 15km southeast of Sparwood and 15km2 west of Coleman, Alberta. Trench results from Crowsnest have included grades of 27% P2O5 (1m thick) and 23% P2O5 (1m thick) The Crowsnest project area has been subject to phosphate exploration since the 1920s. Underground work in the 1920s indicated areas of tri-calcium phosphate (Ca3P208) at minable widths but commercial production has never been attempted. The deposit is suitable for open-cut mining and could supply the domestic market’s demand for phosphate. There is all-weather road access and rail access to the project. The Crowsnest Zone extends for 12km.
Crowsnest tenements were connected to Marten in September 2014. Together with Barnes Lake and Marten they are part of the Fernie project. The property has been subdivided into an eastern belt called Pump Station and a western belt called Crowsnest, BC. The Pump Station zone extends for 3km and continues into Alberta. A bulk sample application has been submitted for Pump Station.