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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review


British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles



The British Columbia Geological Survey has published descriptions of many of the mineral deposit types that can be found in the Cordillera. The descriptions (called profiles) provide concise overviews of different deposit types. Economic geologists, prospectors, resource evaluation professionals and students can use the profiles to review the key characteristics of different deposit types including typical examples, tectonic setting, mineralogy, alteration, genetic models, associated deposits, typical grades and tonnages and exploration guides. Over 100 profiles for metal, coal deposits and industrial minerals are available online. 

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