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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review


Projection note: Most of the information presented here has been made available in two projections. The BC Albers Standard Projection has been shown to be the best for displaying all of British Columbia. This projection reduces errors associated with GIS calculations of errors and lengths over other standard projections. Some files are available in geographic projection (decimal degrees) which is a very generic projection used in most systems.


All files listed here are also integrated into the MapPlace.  For further information on Digital Geology please email Yao Cui.


Link to BC Digital Geology Downloads  


General Province Wide Data (.E00 format, zipped) 1995:

Mineral Resource Assessment Level 2 (MRA2) June 2003; November 2008:

  • Mineral Resource Assessment data on MapPlace

Mineral Resource Assessment Level 1 (MRA1) July 1999:

Provincial Mineral Potential:
BC Albers Projection (3MB) Geographic Projection (2.5MB)
Metadata for Mineral Potential:
BC Albers Metadata Geographic Metadata

Mineral Potential Geology Compilation July 1999 (.E00 format, zipped):


All publications of the BC Geological Survey are available digitally, free of charge, from this website.


For questions or more information on geology and minerals in British Columbia please contact BCGS Mailbox or use the toll free number (BC residents only).