The Crows Nest Phosphate Project covers 15km2 in British Columbia, and is located 15km southeast of Sparwood.
Trench results from Crows Nest have included grades of 27% P2O5 (1m thick) and 23% P2O5 (1m thick).
The Crows Nest project area has been subject to phosphate exploration since the 1920s. Underground work in the 1930s indicated areas of tri-calcium phosphate (Ca3P208) at minable widths but commercial production has never been attempted.
The deposit is suitable for open-pit mining and could supply the domestic market’s demand for phosphate. There is all-weather road access and rail access to the project.
Crows Nest tenements were connected to Marten in September 2014. Together with Barnes Lake and Marten they are part of the Fernie project.