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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review



Project Highlights


  • The MINFILE mineral inventory system consisting of a computer program, a database and documentation.

  • MINFILE is used by industry, governments, universities and the public for the following:

    • To find information on documented mineralization anywhere in British Columbia.
    • To develop exploration strategies.
    • For geoscience research.
    • To evaluate the resource potential of an area.
    • For land-use planning.

  • MINFILE: the Database contains over 90 megabytes of information on more than 14,600 metallic mineral, industrial mineral and coal occurrences in British Columbia.

  • MINFILE/pc: the Program allows the user to search, report and update data in the MINFILE database. The software is supported through documentation and a Helpdesk.

  • The MINFILE program and database are flexible and contain links to other sources of information. With the system, users can export and transfer several views of the database. See Integration Features with Other Databases.

  • For historical information on the MINFILE application see our History page.