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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Exploration and Mining 2005


Table of Contents (19 pages)

(PDF document, 1438 KB)

Note:  Foreward contains Table of Contents and Cover information.


Provincial Summary (PDF document, 37147 KB)
Introduction; Mining Highlights; Major Mines; Forecast Mine Production; Major Development Projects; Mineral Exploration; Selected Major Exploration Projects; BC Exploration and Mining Initiatives; Mineral Exploration and Development Outlook for 2006

Northwest Region
Summary and Trends; Mines and Quarries; Mineral Exploration (Atlin Area; Tulsequah-Taku Area; Cassiar-Rancheria Area; Turnagain-Upper Stikine Area; Telegraph Creek Area; Kinaskan Area; Iskut District; Stewart North to Granduc; Stewart South to Alice Arm; Terrace-Prince Rupert Area Area; Smithers-Hazelton Area; Babine Area; Houston-Tahtsa Area); Coal Projects; Exploration for Industrial Minerals And Gemstones
(PDF document, 18929 KB)


Central Region
Summary and Trends; Operating Metal Mines; Industrial Mineral Quarries; Exploration Summary (Toodoggone Camp; Omineca Mountains; Northern Rocky Mountains; Prince George-McBride; Nechako Plateau; Cariboo)
(PDF document, 10358 KB)


South-Central Region
Summary and Trends; Mines and Quarries; Exploration Highlights (Kamloops-Highland Valley; Southern Cariboo-Chilcotin; Gold Bridge; Okanagan; Fraser River-Merritt-Ashcroft; Revelstoke-Shuswap-North Thompson; Aspen Grove-Princeton-Keremeos)
(PDF document, 7800 KB)


Kootenay Region
Summary and Trends; Operating Mines and Quarries;  Exploration Highlights (East Kootenays; East Kootenay Coalfields; West Kootenays; Boundary District); Outlook for 2006
(PDF document, 13776 KB)


Southwest Region
Summary and Trends; Mines and Quarries; Exploration Projects (North Island; Campbell River / Gold River; Port Alberni; Port Renfrew; Texada Island / Sunshine Coast; Pemberton; Boston Bar / Harrison Lake / Hope); Outlook for 2006
(PDF document, 10634 KB)

Northeast Region
Summary and Trends; Coal Mines; Mine Development Projects; Coal Exploration Projects; Metal Exploration Projects; Outlook for 2006
(PDF document, 8857 KB)

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