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General B.C. Map:

General BC Map

General B.C. Map: This map displays base map features, with minimal geoscience data. ..... more details

Google Earth

Google Earth Data: These links can be added to Google Earth to view B.C. data with URL links to more details. ..... more details

 

MapPlace2Go

 

MapPlace2Go: This map is designed for simple use. Themes include Mining, Exploration Projects, Tenure, First Nations and Environmental Assessment Projects. ..... more details

Mineral Activity and Mineral Potential Maps:

Mineral Activity Maps

Mineral Economy: This map display locations of mining, coal, industrial mineral, aggregates, exploration projects, EAO projects, and refining and smelting operations. ..... more details
Atlin-Taku Mineral Potential Map: This interactive map displays results from a Level 2 Mineral Resource Assessment of the Atlin-Taku Land Planning area which encompasses approximately 4 million hectares in northwest BC (GeoFile 2009-5). ..... more details
Launch Historic Mines Atlas Historic Mines Atlas: This interactive map presents this information through a variety of data layers and displays over 1100 past producing mines. The Atlas is based on a 142-page report of 1887 historic mines in BC (Open File 2003-3). ..... more details
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Mineral Properties Available for Option: In partnership with the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC), the Ministry of Energy and Mines developed a mineral properties for sale/option map within British Columbia. Prospectors and mining exploration companies submitted property information from 2004 to 2006. The latest update of the map was posted January 13, 2006. ..... more details
Oil, Gas and Coal Maps:

Petroleum Titles in NEBC

Petroleum Tenure & Wells: Displays northeastern BC Petroleum and Natural Gas well locations, tenure, PNG grid, oil & gas fields, and major pipelines. Tools allow searches for tenure owner, tenure number, range of tenure numbers or BC Gazetteer locations. View map without search tools.
Bowser Basin Geology. .... more details

Offshore Map Gallery

Offshore Map Gallery: Allows users free access to combine geospatial data layers for the offshore, including geology, tenure, coastal communities, fisheries data, and earthquakes into a custom, printable map. ..... more details

Coal Map

Coal Map: Features Coal Geology layers, databases from COALFILE, and links to Coal Reports and maps in PDF format. The Coal Geology layers consist of main Coalfields in BC and details of the Hat Creek coal area. ..... more details

Hat Creek Coalfield Map: Displays the location, geology, cross sections, and coal exploration wells of the Hat Creek Coalfield (Petroleum Open File 2003-2). ..... more details

Geophysical Maps:
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Geophysical Surveys

Geophysical Survey Table: Links to related publications for recent and archived airborne geophysical surveys are posted in this table. They include: the 2006 Bonaparte Lake and Jennings River surveys; 10 surveys in 2004-2005, which are shown on the 2005 Geophysical Surveys Map; 2008 QUEST Airborne gravity; 2008 QUEST-West Airborne Gravity; 2002-2004 Mount Sylvester, Fran Property, Tisdall Lake, Horsefly, Quesnel, Toodoggone and Atlin surveys; and 11 archived surveys: Mount Milligan, Inzana-Salmon Lakes, Fish Lake, Endako, Clisbako River, Iron Mask, Interior Plateau (Williams Lake), East Kootenay (Southeast BC), Findlay River, Cassiar Mountains, Wolf-Capoose Lake, and Cranbrook Area.
Airborne Gravity Survey Map QUEST-South Airborne Gravity Survey Map: This map displays a high-definition airborne gravity survey of the QUEST-South project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from September to November 2009. The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter)...... more details
QUEST-Northwest Heliborne High Resolution Aeromagnetic Surveys: This map displays high-definition heliborne aeromagnetic survey of three blocks in the QUEST-Northwest project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from 2011 and 2012.  The surveys were flown using an A-star 350B2 helicopter with a stinger mounted cesium vapor magnetometer....more details
Airborne Gravity Survey Map QUEST-West Airborne Gravity Survey Map: This map displays a high-definition airborne gravity survey of the QUEST-West project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from May to July 2008. The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter)...... more details
Airborne Gravity Survey Map QUEST Airborne Gravity Survey Map: This map displays a high-definition airborne gravity survey of the QUEST project area for Geoscience BC (GBC) from December 2007 to March 2008. The survey was flown using SGL’s airborne gravity system designated AIRGrav (Airborne Inertially Referenced Gravimeter)...... more details
2005 Geophysical Surveys

2005 Geophysical Surveys Map: The Geological Survey of Canada released multisensor (gamma ray spectrometric and magnetic) airborne geophysical information for 10 areas of central British Columbia: Indata Lake, Sylvester Creek, Wittichica Creek , Taltapin Lake, Cottonwood, Wells, Hydraulic, Lac La Hache, Eagle (Murphy) Lake, and McKinley Creek. These surveys are shown on the 2005 Geophysics Surveys map. The High Sensitivity Airborne Gamma-Ray Spectrometric and Aeromagnetic Surveys are available as GSC Open Files: 5284, 5285, 5286, 5287, 5288, 5289, 5290, 5291, 5292, 5293 ..... more details

Bonaparte Lake Geophysics Bonaparte Lake Geophysics: Bonaparte Lake high-resolution aeromagnetic survey (parts of NTS 92P and 093A) was completed in 2006. Funding for the survey was provided by Geoscience BC, Natural Resources Canada’s Targeted Geoscience Initiative (TGI3), Candorado Operating Company Ltd., GWR Resources Inc. and Amarc Resources Ltd. Project management was undertaken by the Geological Survey of Canada. This map, in UTM Zone 10 projection, features 2 magnetic parameters, residual total magnetic field and first vertical derivative of the magnetic field, and multisensor gamma ray spectrometric geophysical data.  ..... more details
Jennings River Geophysics Jenning River Geophysics: Jennings River high-resolution aeromagnetic survey (NTS 104O) was completed in 2006. Funding for the survey was provided by Geoscience BC and project management was by the Geological Survey of Canada. The survey was flown by Goldak Airborne Surveys, Saskatoon. This map, in UTM Zone 9 projection, features 2 magnetic parameters, residual total magnetic field and first vertical derivative of the magnetic field.   ..... more details
Mount Milliganl Geophysics Mount Milligan Geophysics: Mount Milligan Geophysics covers four geophysical surveys: 1991 Mount Milligan and 1995 Inzana-Salmon Lake surveys are represented in Open File 2005-9; 2004 Mount Sylvester survey is represented in Open File 2005-14; and 2004 Fran Property survey is represented in Open File 2005-15.  ..... more details
Regional Geophysics Quesnel Geophysics: Quesnel Trough Geophysics covers four geophysical surveys: 1993 Quesnel and 2003 Horsefly surveys are represented in Open File 2004-9; 2003 Imperial Metals Corp. Mount Polley survey is represented in Open File 2004-10; and

2004 Tisdall Lake survey is represented in Open File 2005-16 ..... more details

  Toodoggone Geophysics and Geology:  The Toodoggone map features new multisensor geophysical surveys, including 2 magnetic and 8 radiometric parameters. The survey is represented as Open File 2004-8. Toodoggone geology and legend from Open File 2005-3 is also presented. ....more details

SEBC Geophysics

SEBC Geophysics: Displays three geophysical layers, Kootmag, Magnetics and Thorium ratios, from the GSC Pacific Geoscience Centre. A sample detailed orthophoto (1 metre pixels) is available for area 082F.099 at 1:35,000 scale. ..... more details
Interior Plateau Aeromagetics Interior Plateau Aeromagnetics (Williams Lake): Geophysical data from the Interior Plateau Geoscience Project - 1995 aeromagnetic survey data ..... more details
Regional Geophysics Regional Geophysics: Displays provincial scale Gravity, Aeromagnetics, Satellite and DEM images from the CordLink server in Vancouver. ..... more details
Relief and Radar Map Relief and Radar Map: This map, in Geographic projection, includes a colour shaded relief map and a radar mosaic for the southern portion of the province. Colour relief, radar mosaic and DEM are available for Vancouver Island. ..... more details
Geology Map Indexes:
Geology Map Indexes

BC Geology Map Index

BC Geology Map Index: Displays BCGS Geology Map Index, MINFILE coverage, Regional Geochemical Survey coverage and Surficial Mapping coverage.
Map with Publications Search  ..... more details

GSC & GSB Geology Map Indexes

GSC & GSB Geology Map Indexes: Displays for Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) and BC Geological Survey (GSB) map indexes on a map of the World, zoomed into Canada. ..... more details
Surficial Geology and Hazard Maps:
Aggregate Potential Areas Aggregate Potential Mapping: Map displays the results of six aggregate potential studies: Prince George, Okanagan, Nanaimo, Sea-to-Sky, Sunshine Coast and North Coast. Digital Data Downloads are available for these studies.  ..... more details
Hazards Map Hazards Map: This map displays Relative Earthquake Hazards and Quaternary Geology of Greater Victoria. The map has a layer that shows USGS Real-time Earthquakes above Magnitude 2.5 for the past 7 days...... more details
Detailed Geology Maps:
(see also Bedrock Geology)
Terrace Geology Map: West Central B.C. (103I East Half).  This map is one of the components of Geofile 2008-11, Terrace Preliminary Geodata Release.  Other components include GIS files for download...... more details
Nechako NATMAP Project: Central B.C. (093F, 093G, 093I, 093L, 093N, 093M).  This map is one of the components of Open File 2007-10, A Digital Suite of Geoscience Information for Central British Columbia.  Other components include shapefiles files and CDs for download...... more details
Skeena Arch Map Skeena Arch: Geology and metallogeny of the Skeena Arch area, West Central B.C. (NTS 093E, 093L, 093M, and parts of 094D, 103I, P). This map, funded by Geoscience BC, is one of the components of Geofile 2007-3.  Other components include GIS files for download...... more details
Belt-Purcell Basin Map Belt-Purcell Basin: Geology and metallogeny of the Belt-Purcell Basin, Southeast B.C. (NTS 082F, 082G, 082J, 082K). This map was on contract to Natural Resources Canada as part of a Targeted Geoscience Initiatives (TGI) program. ..... more details
Jennings River Jennings River: Geology of North-Central Jennings River Map Area (NTS 104O14E, 15) from Open File 2001-6 by J. Nelson, T. Harms, C. Roots, M. Mihalynuk and M. de Keijzer. ..... more details
Barkerville Area Barkerville Area: The Barkerville area (NTS 093A, H and adjacent maps) map features geology layers of the Barkerville Cariboo and Kootenay terranes. ..... more details
Lillooet LRMP Lillooet LRMP Area: Includes a shaded relief image (DEM layer) and a magnetics map combined with shaded relief map (Magtopo layer). NTS 092J, 092O(S), 092I(W). ..... more details
Guichon Batholith Guichon Batholith: Mapping performed by W. J. McMillan, J. D. Blanch-Flower, P. McAndless, D. Coombes, P. Garvin; 1969-1974. Linework was digitally captured by Cominco Ltd.  Downloads are available for the geology linework in shape format and a lithology table in Excel format...... more details

Vernon Area

Vernon Area Displays Geology Unit, Lines, Structures, Mapping Stations, and Ages in the Vernon Area (NTS 082L03, 06, 11, 13, 14). ..... more details

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