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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Summary Guide to Locating Mineral-Related Information in BC

Visit the WWW sites for more information or see article in Exploration and Mining in British Columbia - 1998.



  • Queries: MINFILE Name, Number, NTS map, Status, Commodity, Deposit Type, Tectonic Belt, Terrane, Latitude/Longitude.
  • Results: Table; Capsule Geology and Bibliography Report; Linked to MapGuide and ARIS; List of occurrences; Master Report.
  • Other: Production and Inventory reports; File extracts; Import file.


  • Access to many of the BC Geological Survey's data sets.
  • Interactive viewing; download data sets; requires free MapGuide plug-in.

MINFILE/pc, Manuals and Data:

  • Original, reliable workhorse for searching, viewing and extracting information.
  • New: NAD27/83; World Wide locations; more extracts (dBASE, worksheet files); code table lookups.
  • Download free software, manuals and database; minimal cost for data disks.

  • Topography, geology, mineral occurrence locations, summary of the map area, selected references; and tabular indexes; scales: 1:100,000 or 1:250,000.
  • Paper copies ($5.00 each); 101 maps on microfiche ($10.00 per set).  PDF files now available.

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