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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Appendix H: Data Entry Examples

BC Geological Survey staff (see contacts in Chapter VII) and pre-authorized users are permitted to make revisions to the corporate MINFILE database.  To obtain authorization to capture mineral occurrence data online please contact the BC Geological Survey.  You will be asked to provide an email address where you may be contacted in the event that the data submitted requires further clarification.  (Should your email address change over time please notify the MINFILE office).  They will also add you to the appropriate user tables and you will be provided with the secure address to the MINFILE/www Coding Card which is transparent to common users.  Should you obtain access the examples below will provide insight into how to edit or create a new occurrence or see MINFILE/www Coding Card Forms for further information.

 

Examples:

1.   Adding a new occurrence
2.   How to select the screen/tab you want
3.   How to edit an existing occurrence
4.   How to append a commodity to an existing list
5.   How to revise "copper" to read "cobalt" in the commodities
6.   Revising a comment field
7.   Browsing the lithologies field
8.   Adding to the Metamorphic Type
9.   Submitting changes to the database
10. To change screens before submitting your work (Submit vs. Save Command)
11. To delete existing production data

 

 

1.  To add a new occurrence  - click on Add New Occurrence in the left hand column.  If you are not pre-authorized this option will not appear on your screen and you will not be able to access the MINFILE/www Coding Card.

 

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2.  To select the screen you want - simply click on one of these seven tabs:

3.  To edit an occurrence, search for it, open it by double clicking the MINFILE Number in the search results table, and then hit the Revise MINFILE Occurrence button:

 

 

 

4.  When appending a commodity to an existing list of commodities.  Eg.  To add "cobalt" to the commodities list.  Search for the occurrence, open it by double clicking the MINFILE Number in the search results table, and then hit the Revise MINFILE Occurrence button.  Go into the Mineral Occurrence Tab to get to the commodities area.  Select "cobalt" from the pull-down menu, then click Add:

 

 

 

 

5.  Revising "copper" to read "cobalt" in the Commodities list - Search for the occurrence, open it by double clicking the MINFILE Number in the search results table, and then hit the Revise MINFILE Occurrence button.  Go into the Mineral Occurrence Tab and delete the commodity "copper" from the pull down.  Select "cobalt" and click Add.  You can always drag and drop afterwards to rearrange the order of the commodities:

 

 

 

 

6.  Revising any comment field containing text.  Hit Revise MINFILE occurrence from MINFILE Record Summary.  Go into the appropriate tab and make any edits required, hit Save.

 

 

 

7.  Browsing the Lithologies field can be done in two ways.  Search on an occurrence and view the MINFILE Detailed Report where lithologies will be listed (if they exist) under the Host Rock section of the report.  OR From the MINFILE/www Coding Card, search and select an occurrence, click on Revise Mineral Occurrence, go into the Host Rock Tab and they will be listed there.  From here you can also make edits, delete or add to the lithologies.  The drag and drop function works here if you wish to reorder the list.

 

 

 

8.  Inserting "Regional" in the Metamorphic Type field - Search for the occurrence, open it by double clicking the MINFILE Number in the search results table, and then hit the Revise MINFILE Occurrence button.  Go into the Geological Setting Tab and under the Metamorphism heading you will see a section called "Type".  Click on the box next to the word "regional" and click Save:

 

 

 

9.  Submitting changes to the database can be executed by using the Save command.  It is important to save any revisions or entries on each tab separately as you go along.  When the record has been completely edited or completed then click Submit on the right hand side of the MINFILE Coding Card screen as seen below to submit your record to the Ministry for approval:

 

 

 

10.  To change screens before submitting your work, hit Save first on the current screen to save your changes and then go into any other tab you want and continue working.


 

 

11.  To delete existing Production data:  Search for the occurrence, open it by double clicking the MINFILE Number in the search results table, and then hit the Revise MINFILE Occurrence button.  Go into the Production Tab and look at the production data.  Simply click on the X next to the line you wish to delete.  A confirmation message will appear - see below - to confirm if you want to delete the entry for that record.  Click either OK or Cancel.  You must then click on Save to save your changes to this record.  If you are done with the record completely then hit Submit.