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MINFILE Coding Manual Version 5.0

Information Circular 2007- 4

 

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Welcome to the new 2007 MINFILE Coding Manual. This manual is a guide to the collection and entry of data into the MINFILE database.  For a hard copy (166 pages) of this manual please print this PDF Version (1.6 MB).

The Coding Manual compliments the MINFILE/pc User's Manual, which provides instructions on installing, operating, and using the MINFILE/pc program. Online help is also available from the online coding card.  For comprehensive information concerning the MINFILE/pc program refer to the MINFILE/pc User's Manual.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

1. INTRODUCTION
2. GENERAL INFORMATION
3. OCCURRENCE IDENTIFICATION

3.1 Coding Activity and How to Start Coding Online
3.2 MINFILE Number
3.3 Name

3.4 National Mineral Inventory (NMI) Number
3.5 Status
3.6 Region
3.7 Location
    3.7.1 Latitude/Longitude   3.7.2 UTM Zone  3.7.3 UTM Northing  3.7.4 UTM Easting

3.8 Electoral District

3.9 Forest District
3.10 NTS Map
3.11 BCGS Map

3.12 Mining Division
3.13 Elevation
3.14 Field Check
3.15 Location Certainty
3.16 Location Comments

3.17 Date Coded/Coded By

3.18 Date Revised/Revised By

4. MINERAL OCCURRENCE

4.1 Commodities
4.2 Mineralogy
    4.2.1 Comments - Mineralogy
4.3 Alteration Type
4.4 Deposit Character
4.5 Deposit Classification
4.6 Deposit Type
4.7 Age of Mineralization
4.8 Isotopic Age
4.9 Material Dated
4.10 Dating Method
4.11 Deposit Configuration
    4.11.1 Shape  4.11.2 Shape Modifier  4.11.3 Deposit Dimension
4.12 Attitude
4.13 Comments - Structural and Age

5. HOSTROCK

5.1 Dominant Hostrock
5.2 Formal/Informal Host
5.3 Stratigraphic Age
5.4 Isotopic Age
5.5 Material Dated
5.6 Dating Method
5.7 Rock Type/Lithology
5.8 Comments - Host rock

6. GEOLOGICAL SETTING

6.1 Tectonic Belts
6.2 Terrane
6.3 Physiographic Area
6.4 Metamorphism
    6.4.1 Type
    6.4.2 Relationship  6.4.3 Metamorphic Grade
6.5 Comment - Geological Setting

7. CAPSULE GEOLOGY
8. BIBLIOGRAPHY
9. INVENTORY

9.1 Inventory Data
9.2 Zone Name
9.3 Inventory Category
    9.3.1 Reserve   9.3.2 Resource   9.3.3 Other
9.4 Year
9.5 Sample Type
9.6 Quantity
9.7 Commodity/Grade
9.8 Comments - Inventory
9.9 Reference

10. PRODUCTION

10.1 Production Data
10.2 Comments - Production

11. APPENDICES
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  1.     Procedure for Deriving Mnemonic Mineral Codes
  2.     MINFILE Commodity Codes
  3.     MINFILE Mineral, Rock and Modifier Codes
  4.     MINFILE Stratigraphic Host Codes
  5.     Stratigraphic Age Codes
  6.     Terrane Codes, Descriptions and Legend
              Terranes and Codes
              Terrane Map Description
              Legend
  7.     Conversion Factors
  8.     Glossary of Historic & Equivalent Mineral Names
  9.     Work Type Codes and Measurements
  10.     Coding and Editing Guidelines
  11.     Summary of Data Field Characteristics
  12.     MINFILE Coding Forms
              MINFILE Coding Card PDF file (74K, 4 pages)
              MINFILE Quick Coding Card PDF file (17K, 2 pages)
              MINFILE Inventory Sheet PDF file (46K, 1 page)
              MINFILE Production Sheet PDF file (40K, 1 page)
              MINFILE Exploration Database PDF file (18K, 1 page)
  13.     Coder Names, Initials and NTS Areas
  14.     see Mineral Deposit Profiles webpage
  15.     Generic Zone Names for Assay/Analysis Category
  16.     MINFILE Region Codes
  17.     Electoral District Codes
  18.     Forest District Codes
  19.     Tectonic Belt Codes

FIGURES

  1. British Columbia Mining Divisions
  2. British Columbia Mining Camps
  3. Generalized Terrane Map of the Canadian Cordillera
  4. Physiographic Map of the Canadian Cordillera
  5. Geologic Time Scale, B.C. Geological Survey Branch (PDF 75Kb)

TABLES & CODE TABLES

 

Description (File name) Section or Appendix
Status (E02) 3.5
Mining Divisions (E09) 3.12
UTM Zones (E01) 3.7.2
Location Certainty (E01) 3.15
Commodities(E19) 4.1 and II
Alteration Type (E21) 4.3
Mineral,Rock and Modifier (E20a,b,E25,E26) 5.7 and III
Deposit Character (E05) 4.4
Deposit Classification (E07) 4.5
Deposit Type (E30) 4.6 and Mineral Deposit Profiles
Mineralization and Stratigraphic Age (E24) V
Dating Method (E22) 4.10
Deposit Shape (E06) 4.11.1
Deposit Shape Modifier (E04) 4.11.2
Hostrock Type (E03) 5.1
Stratigraphic (Formal/Informal) Host (E23) 5.2 and IV
Tectonic Belt (E12) 6.1 and XIX
Terrane (E13) 6.2 and VI
Physiographic Area (E14) 6.3
Metamorphic Type (E15) 6.4.1
Metamorphic Relationship (E17) 6.4.2
Metamorphic Grade/Rank (E16) 6.4.3
Bibliography Abbreviations 8.0
Bibliography Reference Sources 8.0
Inventory Category (E29) 9.3
Sample Type (E28) 9.5
Ore Zone (E27) (Generic Names only) XV
Coder Names and Initials XIII
Summary of Data Field Characteristics XI