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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Appendix H: Bibliographic Codes


This index of codes is arranged in alphabetical order.  To view a section, click on the appropriate 
letter. Contacts are listed at the bottom of the page.  Significant references are marked with an asterisk (*) in the bibliography.


A B C D E F G H-I J-L M N O P Q-Z; Contacts


ANN RPT Annual Report (GSC)
AAPG American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
AEG The Association of Exploration Geochemists
AEROMAG MAP Aeromagnetic Map (EMPR or EMR)
Air Photo Air Photograph
AR Minister of Mines Annual Report (1874-1968) (1969-1979 includes metal production tables) (EMPR)
ARMS Aggregate Resource Management System (Ministry of Transportation and Highways)
ASS RPT Assessment Report (fiche and hard copy reports in regional offices and Victoria Library (2*)) (EMPR)
BC METAL Production data file from Land Management and Policy Branch (now Minerals, Oil and Gas Branch, Resource Development Division) (EMPR)
BULL Bulletin (GSC or EMPR)
CAN ROCKHOUND The Canadian Rockhound; includes Internet Magazine (
CANMET CANMET (7*) - formerly Mines Branch
CAT Catalogues (GSC)
CIM Canadian Institute of Mining
CJES Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences
CMH Canadian Mines Handbook
CMJ Canadian Mining Journal
COMM FILE Commodity File (EMPR)
CSPG Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist Bulletin
DIAND Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (8*)
EC GEOL Economic Geology Report (GSC)
ECON GEOL Economic Geology and Bulletin of the Society of Economic Geologists
EI British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Investment (used for Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources publications between April 1996 and February 1998)
EMG Exploration & Mining Geology (Journal of the Geological Society of  CIM)
EMJ Engineering and Mining Journal
EMPR or EM British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (1*) (formerly B.C. Department of Mines (BCDM). Ministry of Energy and Mines since February 1998. See also EI.
EMR Energy, Mines and Resources Canada (4*) (now Natural Resources Canada NRCan)
ENG INSP Engineering and Inspection Branch (Abandoned Mines and MDRP Reports) - see LMP
EXPL Exploration in British Columbia (1975-1997); Exploration and Mining in British Columbia (1998-current) (EMPR or EM)
EXPLORE BC EXPLORE BC Program (1994-1996) (EMPR) (files: GMIP - Grassroots Mineral Incentive Program; MEIP - Mineral Exploration Incentive Program; AMEP - Accelerated Mine Exploration Program)
FIELDWORK Fieldwork, year, page (EMPR or EM)
FIN POST Financial Post
GAC Geological Association of Canada
GB Guidebooks (GSC)
GCNL George Cross News Letter
GEM Geology, Exploration and Mining in B.C. (1969-74) (EMPR)
GEOLOGY Geology in British Columbia (EMPR)
GEOS MAP Geoscience Map (EMPR)
Geotech File Geotechnical File for gravel pits (Ministry of Transportation and Highways)
GSA Geological Society of America
GSB BC Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources
GSC Geological Survey of Canada (5,6*)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
INDEX Index to Minister of Mines Annual Reports (EMPR)
IND MIN FILE Industrial Minerals File (currently with Dan Hora, GSB)
INF CIRC Information Circular (EMPR or EM)
IR Investigation Report (CANMET)
Information Report (Summary of Operations) (1980-1984) (EMPR)
IPDM International Prospector and Developer Magazine
JGE Journal of Geochemical Exploration
LMP Land Management and Policy Branch (Abandoned Mine Plans Fiche) - formerly ENG INSP and now Mines Branch (EM).  Paper copies of Fiche available from Steve Netherton, Printing Service, Ministry of Transportation & Highways, ph 250 387 5660,
MAC Mining Association of Canada
MB Museum Bulletins (GSC)
MDAP Mine Development Assessment Process (available in Ministry library)
MEG Mineral Exploration Group (Vancouver)
MEIP Mineral Exploration Incentive Program (1978-1979) (EMPR)
MEM Memoir (GSC)
MER Mineral Exploration Review (see also Information Circulars circa 1983-1 to present) (EMPR)
MIN BULL MR# Mineral Bulletin Mr# (EMR)
MINING Mining in British Columbia (1975-1980; 1981-1985; 1986-1987; 1988) (EMPR)
MIN POT MAP Mineral Potential Map (EMPR)
MIN REV Mining Review Magazine
MIN STATS B.C. Mineral Statistics Annual Summary Tables (1985-1990); B.C. Mineral Output (Statistical Output) (1990 to present) (EMPR)
MISC RPT Miscellaneous Reports (GSC)
MP COMM FILE Commodity File (located in Ottawa) (EMR)
MP CORPFILE Corporation File - similar to our Property Files, but located in Ottawa) (EMR)
MP RESFILE Reserves File (located in Ottawa) (EMR)
MR MAP Mineral Reference Map (showing surveyed claims) (EMPR)
MTH Ministry of Transportation and Highways: District Pit or Provincial Pit (gravel pit numbers)
NAGMIN North American Gold Mining Industry News
NGR National Geochemical Reconnaisance (1978 and before) (EMPR and EMR)
N MINER Northern Miner (
N MINER MAG Northern Miner Magazine
NRCan Natural Resources Canada
NW PROSP Northwest Prospector Miners & Developers Bulletin
OF Open File (GSC or EMPR)
P Paper (GSC or EMPR)
PAP Prospectors Assistance Program (EXPLORE BC Program (1994-1996)) (EMPR)
PERS COMM Personal Communication or Office Memos
PF Property File (located in Victoria Library (2*)) (EMPR)
PRELIM MAP Preliminary Map (EMPR)
PROG RPT Progress Report (GSC)
PR REL Press Release
RGS Regional Geochemical Survey (1978-current) (EMPR)
RPT Publications (CANMET)
SMF Statement of Material Facts
SUM RPT Summary Report (GSC)
TB Technical Bulletin (CANMET)
USGS United States Geological Survey
VSE Vancouver Stock Exchange (merged with Alberta Stock Exchange on November 29, 1999 to become Canadian Ventures Exchange Inc. (CDNX)
STOCKWATCH Stockwatch, formerly Vancouver Stockwatch (V STOCKWATCH)
WIN Western Investment News
W MINER Western Miner and Oil Review Magazine
WWW http:// World Wide Web (Internet) (see Industry Web Links in MINFILE)



1. MINFILE, BC Geological Survey, Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources, P.O. Box 9333, Stn Prov Gov't, Victoria, BC, V8W 9N3; Office: 5th Floor - 1810 Blanshard Street, Phone: (250) 952-0429, Fax: (250) 952-0381, Email:; WWW:

2.  Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources, Library Services, P.O. Box 9321, Stn Prov Gov't, Victoria, BC, V8W 9N3; Office: 1st Floor - 1810 Blanshard Street, Phone: (250) 952-0660, Fax: (250) 952-0581, Email:; WWW:

3.  National Mineral Inventory (NMI)/CORPFILE, Natural Resources Canada, Minerals & Mining Statistics Division, Minerals and Metals Sector, 580 Booth Street, 9th Floor, Room 9A3, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8; Contacts: Yvan Gauthier, Director.  Phone: (613) 996-5786, Toll-free:  1-877-336-3100;; WWW:  (Note: MINSYS - computer database is no longer active; status of NMI and CORPFILE is unknown.)

4. Earth Sciences Information Centre (ESIC), Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), 601 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E8; Bookstore: Phone (613) 995-4342, 1-888-252-4301 (toll free)Fax (613) 943-0646, Email:;
WWW: ; Library: Phone: (613) 996-3919, Fax: (613) 943-8742, Email:; Interlibrary Loan Service: Phone: (613) 996-1604, Fax: (613) 943-8742, Email:; GSC WWW:; ESIC WWW:

5.  Geoscience Research Library, Geological Survey of Canada, 625 Robson St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 5J3, Phone: (604) 666-3812, Fax: (604) 666-7186, Email:; Maps and Publication Sales: 625 Robson St., Phone: (604) 666-0271, Fax: (604) 666-1337; Reception: 625 Robson St., Phone: (604) 666-0529, Fax: 666-1124; WWW:; GSC Vancouver Publications (from GEOSCAN):

6.  Minerals and Metals Sector, CANMET - Mineral Technology Branch, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G1, Phone: (613) 995-4088; Fax: (613) 947-6606; WWW: (Note: this contact is unconfirmed.)

7.  Exploration and Geological Services Division, Indian and Northern Affairs, 102-300 Main Street, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 2B5; Contacts: Grant Abbott, Chief Geologist, Phone: (867) 667-3200, Fax: (867) 393-6232, Email:; Robert Deklerk, Minfile Geologist, Phone: (867) 667-3205, Fax: (867) 667-3198, Email:; WWW: