The MINFILE bibliography is intended to identify all significant references for a deposit. In general, references are to be quoted in summary format, identifying publication, year and page. References of particular value in identifying or describing a deposit should be marked with an asterisk (*).
Standard referencing techniques should be used for publications or references which are not included in the list of abbreviations below or which do not fit in a summary format. When listing the appropriate references, the coding geologist should attempt to list them in the same order as outlined in the listing of abbreviated codes. Use unlimited, 70-character lines to list references. If more than one line is required for a reference or list of similar references, then indent the second line and subsequent lines by 3 characters.
|Example of a standard reference:
Price, R.A. (1962): Fernie Map-area, East Half, Alberta and British Columbia, Geological Survey of Canada, Paper 61-24.
The corresponding MINFILE abbreviated reference is:
"GSC P 61-24"
"Property File" alone is not identified as a reference. The specific document used should be identified as the reference source and should be listed under the heading of "EMPR PF" which indicates that this item is found within the Ministry's Property File. Each item in the list is separated by a semicolon.
EMPR PF (Total Energold Ltd., Annual Report, 1989; Cassiar Mining Corp., maps and notes, 1987).
The following formats should be followed in coding references:
- List references in the same order as the listing of abbreviated codes.
- All reference abbreviations must be in upper case letters.
- All older versions of Ministry names should appear as "EMPR".
- Two or more similar references should be joined, e.g., GSC MEM 217, p. 118 and GSC MEM 110 should be: GSC MEM 110; 217, p. 118.
- Order of references should be lowest number to highest or earliest date to present.
- Lists of references are separated by a semicolon (;) except for EMPR Assessment Reports which are separated by commas.
- An asterisk (*) should identify important references and should be placed before the number, year or name not at the beginning, e.g., EMPR ASS RPT 10172, *12470, 13131 and, EMPR AR *1901-13; 1914-98; *1936-45 GSC P 31; *45, p. 10.
- Property File references contain information in brackets. e.g., EMPR PF (Smith, B.J. (1939)......).
- Page numbers should follow the main reference separated by a comma e.g., EMPR OF 1987, p. 35 and GSC BULL, pp. 35-107.
- The following exceptions use hyphens rather than page designations due to the volume of references, e.g., EMPR EXPL 1977-33, EMPR GEM 1981-252, and EMPR AR 1900-122; 1901-383.
A listing of abbreviated codes for selected publications commonly referred to in MINFILE is as follows:
EMPR (Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources) (1*)
EI (Ministry of Employment and Investment) used between April 1996 and February 1998
EM (Ministry of Energy and Mines) used for publications after February 1998
||Minister of Mines Annual Report (1874-1968) (1969-1979 includes metal production tables)|
||Assessment Report (fiche and hard copy reports in regional offices and Victoria Library)|
||File containing production data from Land Management and Policy Branch (now Minerals, Oil and Gas Branch, Resource Development Division)|
||Engineering and Inspection Branch (Abandoned Mines Plans Fiche and MDRP Reports) - see LMP|
||Exploration in British Columbia (1975-1997); Exploration and Mining in British Columbia (1998-current)|
||EXPLORE BC Program (1994-1996) (files: GMIP - Grassroots Mineral Incentive Program; MEIP - Mineral Exploration Incentive Program; AMEP - Accelerated Mine Exploration Program)|
||Fieldwork, year, page|
||Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia (1969-74)|
||Geology in British Columbia|
|IND MIN FILE
||Industrial Minerals File (currently with Dan Hora)|
||Index to Minister of Mines Annual Reports (e.g. INDEX 3 (to 1953); INDEX 4 (1954 to 1964))|
||Information Report (Summary of Operations) (1980-1984) |
||Land Management and Policy Branch (Abandoned Mines Plans Fiche) - formerly ENG INSP; now Mines Branch|
||Map (see also AEROMAG MAP, GEOS MAP, MIN POT MAP, PRELIM MAP)|
||Mine Development Assessment Process (available in Ministry library)|
||Mineral Exploration Incentive Program (1978-1979)|
||Mineral Exploration Review (see also Information Circulars circa 1983-1 to present)|
||Mining in British Columbia (1975-1980; 1981-1985; 1986-1987; 1988)|
|MIN POT MAP
||Mineral Potential Map|
||B.C. Mineral Statistics Annual Summary Tables (1985-1990); B.C. Mineral Output (Statistical Output) (1990 to present) |
||Mineral Reference Map (showing surveyed claims)|
||National Geochemical Reconnaisance (1978 and before)|
||Prospectors Assistance Program (EXPLORE BC Program (1994-1996))|
||Personal Communication or Office Memos|
||Property File (located in Victoria Library)|
||Regional Geochemical Survey (1978-current) |
EMR (Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, now Natural Resources Canada NRCan) (2*)
|MIN BULL MR #
||Mineral Bulletin MR # (e.g. 166; 181 (1976, 1977, 1978); 198 (1983); 223 (1989))|
|MP COMM FILE
||Corporation File (similar to our Property Files, but located in Ottawa)|
||Reserves File (located in Ottawa)|
||Mineral Policy Sector Internal Report (e.g. MRI 80/7 (1980))|
GSC (Geological Survey of Canada) (3*)
||Economic Geology Report|
||Map (examples of types: 12-1975, 1978-1, 1203A, 4596G)|
CANMET (formerly Mines Branch) (4*)
||American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin|
||The Association of Exploration Geochemists|
||Aggregate Resource Management System (Ministry of Transportation and Highways)|
||The Canadian Rockhound; includes Internet Magazine (http://www.canadianrockhound.com/)|
||Canadian Institute of Mining|
||Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences|
||Canadian Mines Handbook|
||Canadian Mining Journal|
||Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist Bulletin|
||Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (5*)|
||Economic Geology and Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists|
||Exploration and Mining Geology (Journal of the Geological Society of CIM)|
||Engineering and Mining Journal|
||Geological Association of Canada|
||George Cross News Letter|
||Geotechnical File for gravel pits (Ministry of Transportation and Highways)|
||Geological Society of America|
||International Atomic Energy Agency|
||International Prospector and Developer Magazine|
||Journal of Geochemical Exploration|
||Mining Association of Canada|
||Mineral Exploration Group (Vancouver)|
||Mining Review Magazine|
||Ministry of Transportation and Highways: District Pit or Provincial Pit (gravel pit numbers)|
||North American Gold Mining Industry News|
||Northern Miner (http://www.northernminer.com/)|
|N MINER MAG
||Northern Miner Magazine|
||Northwest Prospector Miners & Developers Bulletin |
||Statement of Material Facts|
||United States Geological Survey|
||Vancouver Stock Exchange|
||Western Investment News|
||Western Miner and Oil Review Magazine|
||World Wide Web (Internet) (see Industry Web Links in MINFILE)|
References are available from the following sources:
||National Mineral Inventory (NMI)/CORPFILE, Contacts: Yvan Gauthier, Director, Minerals & Mining Statistics Division, Minerals and Metals Sector, 580 Booth Street, 9th Floor, 9A3, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8 Phone: (613) 996-5786, e-mail: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.miningstats.nrcan.gc.ca. (Note: MINSYS - computer database is no longer active; status of NMI and CORPFILE is unknown.)|
|Earth Sciences Information Centre (ESIC), Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8; Bookstore: Phone (613) 995-4342, Fax (613) 943-0646, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Library: Phone: (613) 996-3919, Fax: (613) 943-8742, Email: email@example.com; Interlibrary Loan Service: Phone: (613) 996-1604, Fax: (613) 943-8742, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; GSC WWW: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/libraries/03_e.html; ESIC WWW: http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/esic/index_e.php.
Geoscience Research Library, Geological Survey of Canada, Pacific, 625 Robson St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 5J3, Phone: (604) 666-3812, Fax: (604) 666-7186, Email: email@example.com; Maps and Publication Sales: 625 Robson St., Phone: (604) 666-0271, Fax: (604) 666-1337; WWW: http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/org/vancouver/library/index_e.php.
||Minerals and Metals Sector, CANMET - Mineral Technology Branch, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G1, Phone: (613) 995-4029; WWW: http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mms/canmet-mtb/homeeng.htm (Note: this contact is unconfirmed.) |
||Exploration and Geological Services Division, Indian and Northern Affairs, 345-300 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2B5; Contacts: Grant Abbott, Chief Geologist, Phone: (867) 667-3200, Fax: (867) 393-6232, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Robert Deklerk, Minfile Geologist, Phone: (867) 667-3205, Fax: (867) 667-3198, Email: email@example.com; WWW: http://www.geology.gov.yk.ca/|