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Metadata (ISO Standard, Data BC):

COALFILE Database:



Details: Data on 998 reports, 15447 boreholes, 546 bulk samples, 3645 trenches, 5583 maps, and 1883 links to MINFILE are contained in an updated COALFILE MS Access Table available in the download file  COALFILE2017.ZIP (1.8 Mb). 


Date of last update: December 7, 2017.


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