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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Exploration in B.C. 1980


Exploration in B.C. 1980 655 pages (PDF 32.2 MB)
Maps for Exploration in B.C. 1980 (PDF 5.6 MB)


Metals Exploration

A. Sutherland Brown, G. McArthur and T.E. Kalnins:
Review of Metals Exploration and Prospecting

Reports on Metals Exploration
Southeast British Columbia (NTS Division 82 and Part of 83)
Southwest British Columbia (NTS Division 92 and Part of 102)
East Central British Columbia (NTS Division 93)
West Central British Columbia (NTS Division 103)
Northeast British Columbia (NTS Division 94)
Northwest British Columbia (NTS Division 104 and Part of 114)

Structural Materials and Industrial Minerals Exploration

Z.D. Hora:
Review of Exploration on Non-Metallic Mineral Deposits

Reports on Exploration of Non-Metallic Commodities
Asbestos; Barite; Chromium; Dolomite; Fluorite; Gypsum; Limestone; Magnesite; Manganese; Mica; Ochre; Perlite; Phosphate; Semi-Precious Stones; Jade; Silica; Talc

Coal Exploration

A. Matheson:
Review of Coal Exploration

Reports on Coal Exploration

Crowsnest Coalfield
Lodegpole Project; Flathead Ridge; Michel Creek; Corbin (Tent and Coal Mountains)

Comox Coalfield
Dash Creek (Comox); Moriarty Lake (Comox); Alberni (Comox); Thames Creek; Parksville (Comox); Idle Creek

Nanaimo Coalfield
Cowichan; Benson Mountain; Okay Mountain; Haslam Creek

Suquash Coalfield
Suquash Coal Project

Similkameen Coalfield
Princeton North

Hat Creek Coalfield
Hat Creek

Merritt Coalfield
Qhilchena Coal Project; Merit Coal Prospect

Flathead Coalfield
Hollebeke Mountain; Cabin Creek Project; Lilyburt Coal Prospect

Bowron River Coalfield
Bowron River

Elk Valley Coalfield
Teepee Mountain; Ewin Pass Project; Horseshoe Ridge; Mount Michael; Line Creek Extension and Central Block; Mount Banner East; Burnt Ridge Extension; Bare Mountain; Chaucey Ridge; Ewin Creek; Fording River; Elk River

Northeast (Peace River) Coalfield
Secus Mountain; Monkman ; Belcourt Project; Onion Lake; Quintette Project; Bri-Dowling Creek; Goodrich; Falling Creek; Pine Pass Project; Willow Creek (Pine River); Five Cabin Creek; West Carbon Creek; Trefi Coal Project; Peace River Canyon; South Mount Gething; Mount Spieker; Windfall; Sukunka Property; Burnt River Project; Pine Pass Project; Wapiti

Groundhog Coalfield
Groundhog; Sustut; Panorama Coal Project

Tuya River Coalfield
Thundercloud Coal Project

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