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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 2007-5

MINFILE/pc and MINFILE/www 5.0 User's Manual

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Welcome to the User's Manual for MINFILE/pc v. 5.0, a powerful mineral inventory system for

British Columbia and beyond! The MINFILE/pc User's Manual provides instructions on downloading,

installing, and using MINFILE/pc and MINFILE/www. This page contains links to each section and

subsection of the manual. This manual compliments the MINFILE Coding Manual Version 5.0, which

is a guide to the collection and entry of data into the MINFILE database. The information contained in

this manual is the property of the B.C. Geological Survey (BCGS), and may not be commercially

reproduced or sold without the express permission of the BCGS.

 

Chapter I: Introduction

Chapter II: Operating MINFILE/pc

Chapter III: Searching the MINFILE Database

Chapter IV: MINFILE Reports

Chapter V: MINFILE Data Entry

Chapter VI: Code Table and User Maintenance

Chapter VII: Conclusion

Chapter VIII: Acknowledgements

Chapter IX: Appendices

 

 

I. INTRODUCTION

A. About MINFILE/pc and MINFILE/www
     1. The History of MINFILE
     2. MINFILE/pc and MINFILE/www Features

B. Installing MINFILE/pc
     1.
System Requirements
     2.
The MINFILE/pc Package
     3.
How to Install MINFILE/pc
     4.
Link to MINFILE/www
    

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II. OPERATING MINFILE/pc

A: Getting Started in MINFILE/pc

B:
Getting Help in MINFILE/pc

C:
Getting Around in MINFILE

D:
General Comments on Searches

E:
Reports

F: 
Code Table Maintenance

G: 
General Comments on Data Entry

 

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III. SEARCHING THE MINFILE DATABASE

A. Basic MINFILE Search

B. Advanced MINFILE Search

C.
Search Results

D.
Identification Location Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced
E. Mineral Occurrence Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced
F. Host Rock Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced
G.  Geological Settings Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced
H.  Inventory Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced
I.  Production Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced
J.  Capsule Geology/Bibliography Tab Search
    - Basic
    -
Advanced

K.  Import Numbers Tab Search

L.  Sample MINFILE Basic Searches by
      - MINFILE Name - on single MINFILE Name, partial MINFILE Name

M.  Sample MINFILE Advanced Searches by
      - MINFILE Name - on exact MINFILE Name, partial MINFILE Name, primary MINFILE Name
      - MINFILE Number - one MINFILE Number, range of MINFILE Numbers
      - Commodity - on one commodity

      - To continue searching on Previous Results

 

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IV. MINFILE REPORTS

A. Types of MINFILE Reports Available     

B.  Summary Reports
- MINFILE Record Summary
- Summary Production Report
- Inventory Production Report

C.  Detailed Reports
- MINFILE Detail Report
- Production Detail Report
- Inventory Detail Report

D.  Printing Reports

E.  MINFILE Search Results

F.  Downloads

 

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V. MINFILE DATA ENTRY

A.  Coding Card Form
- Add new occurrence
- Revise MINFILE occurrence
- Coding Card Options
- Adding Multiple Selections

B.  Mandatory Coding Fields - by tab

C.
  Identification/Location Tab

D.
  Mineral Occurrence Tab

E.
  Host Rock Tab

F.
  Geological Settings Tab

G.
  Inventory Tab
- Add New Inventory Detail
- Save Inventory Detail
- Delete or Edit Inventory Detail
- To delete Inventory Detail from a saved record
- Adding Inventory Detail for Multiple Years

H.
  Production Tab

I.
  Capsule Geology/Bibliography Tab

J.
  Coding Messages Tab

K.
  Printing a Report from the Coding Card

L.
  Obtaining Help from the Coding Card

M.
  Coder Task List

 

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VI. CODE TABLE AND USER MAINTENANCE

A.  Code Table Maintenance

B.  Authority Levels

C.
  Flow Chart

D.
  Individual Coding Record Approval

E.
  Administrator Task List

F.
  Coder Task List


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VII. CONCLUSION

VIII. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

IX. APPENDICES

A.   MINFILE Location Codes

A1. Mining Division Codes
A2. Tectonic Belt Codes
A3. Terrane Codes
A4. Physiographic Region Codes
A5. Region Table
A6. Electoral District Code Table
A7. Forest District Code Table
 

B.   MINFILE Commodity Codes

C.   MINFILE Mineral, Rock and Modifier Codes

D.   Stratigraphic Age Codes

E.   Deposit Types
          Profile Groups
          Mineral Deposit Profiles

F.   Bibliographic Codes

G.   MINFILE/pc V. 4.5 Database Structure

H.   Data Entry Examples

I.    MINFILE/pc HelpDesk and F.A.Q.

J.   The MINFILE/pc and MINFILE/www Readme.doc File

K.   Samples of MINFILE Reports

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