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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

List of Published B.C. Mineral Deposit Profiles  

Three volumes documenting 87 mineral deposit profiles can be purchased in hardcopy for $60 Can. plus tax and handling (How to purchase).  The individual volumes are described below:


 

OPEN FILE 1999-10

Link to OPEN FILE 1999-10

 

Selected British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles, Volume 3 - Industrial Minerals and Gemstones,
Simandl, G.J.; Hora, Z.D. and Lefebure, D.V., Editors, British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Open File 1999-10, 136 pages.  Cost $25 Can. each plus tax and handling.

 

The OPEN FILE contains the following Mineral Deposit Profiles:

 

D01
Open-system zeolites
D02
Closed-basin zeolites
E06
Bentonite
E07
Sedimentary kaolin
E08
Carbonate-hosted talc
E09
Sparry magnesite
E17
Sedimentary-Hosted, Stratiform Barite
F01
Sedimentary Manganese
K08
Garnet skarns
K09
Wollastonite skarns
M04
Ultramafic-hosted Ti-Fe-V oxide deposits
M06
Ultramafic-hosted chrysotile asbestos
M07
Ultramafic-hosted talc-magnesite
M08
Vermiculite
N01
Carbonatite-associated deposits
N02
Kimberlite-hosted diamonds
N03
Lamproite-hosted diamonds
P01
Andalusite hornfels
P02
Kyanite, muscovite, garnet in metasediments
P03
Microcrystalline graphite
P04
Crystalline flake graphite
P05
Vein graphite in metamorphic terranes
P06
Corundum in alumina-rich metasediments
Q06
Columbia-type emeralds
Q07
Schist-hosted emeralds
Q08
Sediment-hosted opal
Q09
Ultramafic-related corundum (contact metamorphic/metasomatic)
Q10
Alkali basalt and lamprophyre-hosted sapphire and ruby
Q11

Volcanic-hosted opal

 


 

OPEN FILE 1996-13

Link to OPEN FILE 1996-13

 

Selected British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles, Volume 2 - More Metallic Deposits
Lefebure, D.V., Höy, T., British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines, Open File 1996-13.  Cost $25 Can. each plus tax and handling.

 

The OPEN FILE contains the following Mineral Deposit Profiles:

 

D03

Volcanic Redbed Cu

E03

Carbonate-hosted disseminated Au-Ag

E04

Sediment-hosted Cu+/-Ag+/-Co

E05

Sandstone Pb

E13

Irish-type carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb

G01

Algoma-type iron-formation

H01

Travertine

H02

Hot-spring Hg

H03

Hot-spring Au-Ag

H04

Epithermal Au-Ag-Cu: high sulphidation

H05

Epithermal Au-Ag: low sulphidation

H07

Sn-Ag veins

H08

Alkalic intrusion-associated Au-Ag

I01

Au-quartz veins

I02

Intrusion-related Au pyrrhotite veins

I03

Turbidite-hosted Au veins

I04

Iron formation-hosted Au

I05

Polymetallic veins Ag-Pb-Zn+/-Au

I06

Cu+/-Ag quartz veins

I08

Silica-carbonate Hg

I09

Stibnite veins and disseminations

I10

Vein barite

I11

Vein fluorite-barite

I14

Five-element veins Ag-Ni-Co-As+/-(Bi,U)

I15

"Classical" U veins

I17

Cryptocrystalline ultramafic-hosted magnesite veins

J01

Polymetallic mantos Ag-Pb-Zn

J02

Manto and stockwork Sn  

M03

Podiform chromite 

M05

Alaskan-type Pt+/-Os+/-Rh+/-Ir  

S01

Broken Hill-type Pb-Zn-Ag+/-Cu

 

 

OPEN FILE 1995-20

Link to OPEN FILE 1995-20

 

Selected British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles, Volume 1 - Metallics and Coal, Lefebure, D.V. and Ray, G.E., Editors, British Columbia Ministry of Employment and Investment, Open File 1995-20. 

 

The OPEN FILE contains the following Mineral Deposit Profiles:

 

A02

Lignitic Coal

A03

Sub-bituminous coal

A04

Bituminous coal

A05

Anthracite

C01

Surficial placers

C02

Buried-channel placers

C03

Marine Placers

D07

Iron Oxide Breccias and veins P-Cu-Au-Ag-U

E14

Sedimentary Exhalative Zn-Pb

E15

Blackbird sediment-hosted Cu-Co

E16

Shale-hosted Ni-Zn-Mo-PGE

G04

Besshi massive sulphide Zn-Cu-Pb

G05

Cyprus massive sulphide Cu

G06

Noranda/Kuroko massive Cu-Pb-Zn

G07

Subaqueous hot springs Au-Ag

K01

Cu skarns

K02

Pb-Zn skarns

K03

Fe skarns

K04

Au skarns

K05

W skarns

K06

Sn skarns

K07

Mo skarns

L01

Subvolcanic Cu-Ag-Au (As-Sb)

L03

Porphyry Cu-Au: (Alkalic)

L04

Porphyry Cu+/-Mo+/-Au

L05

Porphyry Mo (Low-F-Type)

L06

Porphyry Sn

L07

Porphyry W

L08

Porphyry Mo (Climax-type)

 

 

 

GEOLOGICAL FIELDWORD

 

 

B09

Carbonate-hosted, Nonsulphide Zn-Pb (supergene)

E02

Carbonate hosted Cu+/-Pb+/-Zn (PDF 240 KB)

E18

Carbonate-hosted, Nonsulphide Zn (hypogene)

F07

Sedimentary phosphate deposits

I16

Unconformity-associated U (PDF 242 KB)

 

 

 

 

YUKON GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OPEN FILE 2005-5

Link to Yukon OPEN FILE 2005-5 (122.76MB)

 

This Yukon OPEN FILE contains the following Mineral Deposit Profiles:

 

E12

Mississippi Valley-type Pb-Zn (PDF 5MB)

L02

Plutonic-Related Au Quartz Veins & Veinlets (PDF 8.7MB)

 

 

 

 

NEW PROFILES NOT YET PUBLISHED IN AN OPEN FILE

A01

Peat

B05

Residual Kaolin

B09

Carbonate-hosted, Nonsulphide Pb-Zn (supergene)

B12

Sand and Gravel

E02

Carbonate-hosted Cu-Pb-Zn

E18

Carbonate-Hosted, Nonsulphide Zn (Hypogene)

F02

Bedded Gypsum

F03

Gypsum-hosted Sulphur

F07

Sedimentary Phosphate Deposits

H09

Hydrothermal Alteration Clays-Al-Si

I16

Unconformity-associated U
Q01
Jade
Q02
Rhodonite

R01

Cement Shale
R02
Expanding Shale

R03

Dimension Stone - granite

R04

Dimension Stone - marble

R05

Dimension Stone - andesite  

Originally a R05 profile was planned, but R03 covers this deposit profile (ZDH, DVL; 2009).

R06

Dimension Stone - sandstone

R09

Limestone

R10

Dolomite

R11

Volcanic Ash - pumice

R12

Volcanic glass - perlite
R13
Nepheline Syenite
R14
Alaskite

 

 

NEW PROFILES NOT YET PUBLISHED

B01

Laterite Fe

B02

Laterite Ni

B03

Laterite-Saprolite Au

B04

Bauxite Al

B07

Bog Fe, Mn, U, Cu, Au

B08

Surficial U

B10

Gossan Au-Ag

B11

Marl

C04

Paleoplacer

D04

Basal U

D05

Sandstone
D06 Volcanic-hosted U
E01 Almaden Hg

F04

Bedded celestite
F05 Palygorskite

F06

Lacustrine diatomite

F08

Warm current-type phosphate

F09

Playa and Alkaline Lake Evaporites

F10

Lake Superior & Rapitan types iron-formation

F11

Ironstone

G02

Volcanogenic Mn

G03

Volcanogenic anhydrite / gypsum

H06

Epithermal Mn
I07 Silica veins
I12 W veins
I13 Sn veins and greisens
J04 Sulphide manto Au
L09 Porphyry-related Au
M01 Flood Basalt-Associated Ni-Cu
M02 Tholeiitic intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu
O01 Rare element pegmatite - LCT family
O02 Rare element pegmatite - NYF family
O03 Muscovite pegmatite
O04 Feldspar-quartz pegmatite
Q03 Agate
Q04 Amethyst
Q05 Jasper
R15 Crushed rock

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