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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

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*Note that you are working with a copy of the database - refer to the "Database Last Posted" date on the ARIS/www search page.  We plan to update the data approximately every 2 weeks.

Navigating within the ARIS/www Search Page

What you see:

When search is completed a tabular report of the hits is displayed.  The report shows the Search Criteria and the Progressive Hit Count.  Only the first 50 hits are displayed; the next 50 hits and subsequent multiples can be seen by clicking on the button at the bottom of the page.

To see more or continue your search:

The links on the search results page can be used to continue searching on appropriate criteria.  For example, clicking on:

 

Report # takes you to the detailed summary report for that particular assessment report.
.PDF Report takes you to the scanned copy of the assessment report using Adobe Reader. For larger reports there may be more than one .pdf button.
MINFILE Number link will display the Capsule Geology and Bibliography report for the mineral occurrence.
NTS Maps link takes you to view the Assessment Report Index Map showing the location of the centre of  work performed for each assessment report.
Latitude/Longitude links take you to another Ministry site called "The Map Place" where you can create your own maps interactively using interactive data sets.  A FREE Autodesk MapGuide plugin viewer is required to access "The Map Place".  Once you are there simply click on the AutoDesk icon to acquire the viewer.  Note that when you turn on the ARIS layer the assessment report you clicked on will be at the centre of the map displayed.
 

If the New Search Menu is chosen, your search is reset to include all assessment reports.  To continue searching on your hits, choose Refine Search and continue.

Search Results/Reports:

 

 

Searches

 

A.   Search by Assessment Report Number

Assessment Report numbers are a sequential set of 5 digit numbers, one for each Assessment Report.  Enter the required Assessment Report Number as a number and the search screen will automatically add the leading zeros.  Eg.  if you enter 158 and hit Enter it will be automatically converted to 00158 for the search.  Also note there are gaps in the sequence of assessment report numbers.

Field Accepted Value(s)
Assessment Report Number 5 digits (00001-99999)


B.  Affidavit Date

The Affidavit Date is the date that the Statement of Work is recorded in the Gold Commissioner's office.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Affidavit Date Range YYYY.MM.DD - YYYY.MM.DD

C.  Claim Name

Claim names listed for each report indicate the claims actually worked on.   As many as 15 claim names can be associated with one assessment report.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Claim Name 30 characters


D.  Property Name

The property name listed refers to the name the operator uses for the property.  If none is provided then the first claim name becomes the property name.   There is one property name associated with each assessment report.  Prior to 1986 property names were not captured in the ARIS database.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Property Name 50 characters


E.  Individual Name - Owner/Operator/Author

There name(s) associated with each assessment report.  Names include authors, owners and operators.  The author is the individual who wrote the assessment report, owner being the individual and/or company that had title to the claims when the work was recorded and the operator being the individual and/or company who paid for the work performed on the claims.  There can be up to 3 authors, 3 operators and 5 owners for an assessment report.

When selecting this search any combination of authors, owners or operators can be chosen.  If you do not indicate a preference you will obtain all three (authors, owners and operators) in your search results.  Eg.  If you were looking for Jones, John and did not indicate a preference - you would get John Jones as an author, owner and operator in your results.  If you just wanted any reports that he authored you would select the author box alongside the name of Jones, John and would only obtain a listing of assessment reports that he authored.  If you were looking for Jones Inc. you would key in Jones Inc.  Only individuals are keyed in by surname, then first name, etc.

If exact spelling unknown, partial name searches can be performed.   Eg.  Johnston or Johnson - could search on "John".

Field Accepted Value(s)
Name (Surname, First Name/Initials)
          or company Name
40 characters
Author(s) ‘X’ - if operator
‘ ‘ - if not operator
Operator(s) ‘X’ - if operator
‘ ‘ - if not operator
Owner(s) ‘X’ - if operator
‘ ‘ - if not operator


F.  Mining Division

The province of BC is divided into 24 Mining Divisions.  To view the pull-down list click on the downward arrow at the end of the field to make your selection.   An assessment report could reside in up to three mining divisions however you can only perform searches on one mining division at at time.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Mining Division 40 characters


G.  NTS Map Number

The province of BC is split up into mapsheets according to the National Topographic System (NTS).  Click here to view the  NTS mapsheet areas that cover British Columbia.  Searches possible on partial NTS blocks, minimum value NNN
(1:1 000 000) scale mapsheets.  Eg.  104, 083, 092B, 104B01, 092C11, etc.
Field Accepted Value(s)
NTS Map Number 7 digit number, syntax =  NNNCNNC
Eg.  082E02W, 104B15E, 092H11W


H.  MINFILE Number

A MINFILE Number is assigned to each known mineral occurrence in the province.  These MINFILE numbers have been captured in our ARIS database and provide a link to the MINFILE database.  From the search results just click on the MINFILE number link to go to the MINFILE database and read about the mineral occurrence. 
Field Accepted Value(s)
MINFILE Number 9 characters, syntax = NNNCCCNNN or *NNNC>>NNN   Eg.   104JNE003, 092BSE012, *092JW>102, *114P>>123

*  > means mandatory blank space


I.  Latitude/Longitude/NAD 27 & NAD 83

A latitude/longitude coordinate is captured which indicates the centre of the work done.  Searches can be done on a range of both latitudes and longitudes in either NAD 27 or TRIM/NAD 83 datums - simply select the NAD and this datum will carry forward until a new search is entered.  When entering your values for these fields the tab key will move you forward through the degrees, minutes, seconds.  Any blank fields will automatically default to zeros.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Latitude Range

6 characters (48-60 degrees, minutes, seconds)
Eg.  48 15 00,  49 01 33

Longitude Range

7 characters (113-140 degrees, minutes, seconds)
Eg.  114 00 30,  116 32 00

NAD27 georeferencing datum
NAD83 TRIM/NAD 83 georeferencing datum


J.  Mining Camp

The ARIS database tracks assessment reports which fall into mining camps.  To view the pull-down list click on the downward arrow at the end of the field to make your selection.  An assessment report may only reside in one mining camp. 
Field Accepted Value(s)
Mining Camp 40 characters


K.  Keywords

The ARIS database tracks keywords associated with each assessment report.  Keyword data capture commenced in April 1989 and replaces that previous geological summary associated with the older assessment reports.  To view the pull-down list click on the downward arrow at the end of the field to make your selection.   An assessment report can be associated with as many as 15 keywords.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Keywords 30 characters


L.  General Work Type

An assessment report can encompass any combination of the six general work types listed.

Field Accepted Value(s)
General Work Type 35 characters


M.  Specific Work Type

The specific work type field provide the details of work done as documented in the assessment report.  To view the pull-down list click on the downward arrow at the end of the field to make your selection.  An assessment report can be associated with  many specific work types.
Field Accepted Value(s)
Specific Work Type 35 characters

 

Once a search has been performed and/or refined there are many ways of looking at your results:

N.  Links - just click on any of the links (highlighted in blue) to view by:  

Assessment Report Number - to view or print a Detailed Summary Report for an individual report.

MINFILE Number - to go to the MINFILE database which displays the Capsule Geology and Bibliography report for the mineral occurrence.        

NTS Maps - to view the Assessment Report Index Map showing the location of the centre of  work performed.  If you cannot locate an assessment report on the map link it may still be confidential and/or not yet plotted.

Latitude/Longitude - to go to "The MapPlace" - another Ministry site where you can create your own maps interactively using interactive data sets.  A FREE Autodesk MapGuide plugin viewer is required to access "The Map Place".  Once you are there simply click on the AutoDesk icon to acquire the viewer.  Note that when you turn on the ARIS layer the assessment report you clicked on will be at the centre of the map displayed.


O.  List Report Numbers
- this report provides you with a listing of the assessment report numbers from your search.   This report can also be saved to a file or sent to the printer.

P.  ARIS/www Detailed Summary Report - the most complete report from the ARIS/www search page.  This report summarizes all the details of an assessment report onto one page and can be run two ways:
(1) for an individual report number - click on the Report # itself on the search results page and print this report for an individual assessment report, or
(2) for a group of assessment report numbers (search results) - click on the ARIS/www Detailed Summary Report button at the bottom of the search results screen and view/print all of the search results.  Use CAUTION when printing this report - if you have 655 reports in your search results you could end up printing hundreds of pages of information.
(3) Grey .PDF Button - click on this button to view the report itself.  The report is in .pdf format and can be printed using the Adobe Reader.  The first time you use this feature you will have to download the Adobe Reader onto your system.   NOTE:  If a grey .PDF Button does not show up on the summary page for the report it has not yet been posted to the web.  We are scanning off confidential reports starting in April 1999 and working backwards in time from there.  Reports off confidential in the 1960's for example won't be posted for some time.  If there is more than one .PDF Button this would indicate a large report which is split into sections A, B, C, etc. 

The Detailed Summary Report may also provide some additional information as follows:

Title of Report - the title given to the report by the author(s),

Report Year - the year the assessment report was written.

No. of Pages - the number of text pages in a report.

Off Confidential - the date (YYYY-MM-DD) that the report comes off of confidential status and available for public viewing.  An assessment report is confidential for one year.

Work Done - this part of the report elaborates on the Specific Work Type field and provides details (by work type) such as the amount of ground covered, number of maps, scales of maps, size of holes, number of holes, etc.

Geological Summary - a memo field describing the geological summary of an assessment report.  This data was captured from 1981 to 1989 and was replaced with the keyword field.

Related Reports - this references any other assessment reports that may be related.

 

Import/Export Utility for Searching

To import a list of assessment report numbers, the file must have a .txt extension.  Click on the "Import Reports" button on the blue banner bar at the top of the Search screen and follow the instructions.   When you create your own custom .txt list it must contain a listing of assessment report numbers in 5-digit format (eg. 00543, 02345, 12322, etc.) with hard coded carriage returns after each number.  The list can then be imported and searched on.

Your search results can be saved as a .txt file using the "Export Reports" Option on the blue banner bar at the top of the Search screen.  It can be saved as anything you want and anywhere you desire, but note that it can only be imported back into the searches as a .txt file.

 

For further information on mineral assessment reports or if you have any problems with the searches contact the Assessment Report Unit as follows:

Ted Fuller Assessment Report Geologist (250) 952-0390 Ted.Fuller@gov.bc.ca
Laura DeGroot ARIS/MINFILE Database Manager (250) 952-0387 Laura.DeGroot@gov.bc.ca


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