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Metadata (ISO Standard, Data BC):

COALFILE Database:



Details: Data on 1010 reports, 15654 boreholes, 546 bulk samples, 3645 trenches, 5313 maps, and 1901 links to MINFILE are contained in an updated COALFILE MS Access Table available in the download file  COALFILE2018.ZIP (1.8 Mb). 


Date of last update: September 11, 2018.


Other links: Geospatial Data Downloads


  • Coal Home Page
  • Coal Data and Reports
  • The MapPlace Coal Map
  • Coal in British Columbia - Paper by Barry Ryan
  • Coalbed Methane