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Details:
  The Ministry of Energy and Mines maintains a library of over 883 Coal Assessment Reports submitted by exploration companies and dating from 1900.  Reports off-confidential are available for viewing on the Web or for purchase on CD-ROM.  Some exploration data from the reports, such as trench, borehole and bulk sample information, have been summarized into a set to digital tables called COALFILE.  This map features Coal Geology layers, data tables from COALFILE and links to Coal Assessment Reports and Coalfield Maps in PDF format. The Coal Geology layers consist of main Coalfields in BC and details of the Hat Creek coal area.


 

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More Details:

COALFILE database layers on the Coal Map in MapPlace include an index of the Coal Assessment Reports, Bulk samples, Trench data and Borehole data.  All the COALFILE layers have links to reports and table downloads. PDF versions of the Coal Assessment Reports are available through a linked report.  To access the tables and reports turn on the appropriate layer, use the select tool to select the objects on the map and the view report tool to create a report or download.

 

Coal Assessment Reports: Of the 861 Coal Assessment Reports, over 820 are scanned into PDF format.  Partial versions of the scanned reports can be viewed or downloaded from this Coal Map.  Full versions of the reports on CD-ROM are available for the Peace River area NE BC (199 reports on 23 CDs or 2 DVDs for $3980), Crowsnest area (85 reports on 10 CDs or 2 DVDs for $1700.00), Hat Creek area (includes 196 BC Hydro reports), Sage Creek & Cabin Creek area (18 reports 11 CDs for $360.00), and Telkwa area. Other areas are available on request.

 

Coalfield maps in PDF format are linked to the Coal PDF Maps layer. To view the maps, turn on the Coal PDF Maps layer in the File Download Layers group and double click each area.  This creates a report including a summary of the Coalfield, links to coal deposit descriptions in MINFILE, links to Coal Assessment Reports, and the Coalfield maps in PDF format.


Updates:

July 26, 2013: COALFILE MS Access Table including data on 883 coal assessment reports, 10,944 boreholes, 466 bulk samples, 3415 trench samples, 929 maps, and links to MINFILE is available for download:  COALFILE.ZIP (1.4Mb).   

July 23, 2013: BC Coal data and maps now available online through Mineral Titles Online www.mtonline.gov.bc.ca.  Older layers on MapPlace have been retired including the Coal Titles PDF layer on the Coal Map.

July 15, 2013:  Updated COALFILE tables on MapPlace and Coal Online Searches:  883 coal assessment reports, 10,944 bore holes, bulk samples, trench samples, 929 maps.

August 31, 2007: Updated COALFILE Database Download - COALFILE2007.ZIP (1.3MB).  Changes since last update (2004) includes addition of 33 reports, 435 boreholes, location corrections, code tables and metadata.

May 28, 2007: Updated report for Coal Assessment Reports with column sorts, link to details and excel download.

February 24, 2006: Posted Online COALFILE Search application. Searches include COALFILE Number, Report Year, Coal Field and NTS Map.  Results include links to Coal Assessment Reports, Boreholes, Bulk Samples, Trenches, MINFILE, MapPlace, and Google Earth.

February 9, 2005: Nanaimo Area Coal Mine Underground Workings (Upper, Lower) and Shafts or Spot Depths. Data from Pacific Spatial Systems Ltd. www.pssltd.com. Double-click the area footprint to zoom and turn on the workings layers.

November 2004: Environmental Resource Information Project (ERIP) Database is a searchable web-accessible information resource.

April 22, 2004: Updated COALFILE Table Download, including data on 828 reports, 9898 boreholes, 466 bulk samples, 3341 trenches, 889 maps, and links to MINFILE, is now available.


Contacts & Additional Information:

  • Coal application and tenure data is now viewable and searchable online using the Mineral Titles Online (MTO) application found at www.mtonline.gov.bc.ca as of July 2013.  The coal tenure is updated on a nightly basis.  Search abilities and results provided by the MTO search functions are similar to previous search functions.  Coal maps are not longer provided as individual PDF maps.  The new coal tenure viewer provides a single seamless map for the entire Province.


Links to Coalfields & Tables

Link to Coal in BC Article Coalfields, Maps & Tables MINFILE Occurrences No. Reports
Rocky Mountain Belt Coalfields: East Kootenay    Reports
  Elk River Reports
  Crowsnest Reports
  Sage/Cabin Creek Reports
Peace River   Reports
53



54
234
129
84
17
261
Insular Coalfields: Graham Island
Suquash
Comox
Nanaimo
7
4
10
13
2
19
59
17
Intermontane Belt Coalfields: Klappan & Groundhog
Telkwa
Bowron River
Similkameen
Merritt
Hat Creek
  BC Hydro reports
  More BC Hydro Reports
  Library reports
Tuya River
Coal River
14
15
2
25
8
1



2
1
42
45
25
28
27
34
56
58
82
5
0
Other Areas: General Reports   49