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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

MINFILE Reserves/Resource Inventory in BC 2005
File 2005-24

Update of Open File 2000-15 MINFILE Reserves/Resource Inventory in BC 1999


BC Geological Survey


GeoFile 2005-24 is an update of the tables in Open File 2000-15 MINFILE Reserves/Resource Inventory in BC 1999.  These tables include a 106-page document of the known reserves and resources of 837 mineral deposits from the MINFILE database as of September 2005. Data for each deposit include name, MINFILE number, geographic location, NTS map, status, mining division, deposit type, zone name, year, reference, comments, tonnage, category, grade and commodity. The following PDF tables are available:

  1. MINFILE Reserves/Resources Inventory Report (508KB PDF, 106 pages)

  2. Commodity Legend (13KB PDF, 2 pages)

  3. Alphabetical Name Index (163KB PDF, 18 pages)

  4. MINFILE Number Index (89KB PDF, 10 pages)

  5. Mineral Deposit Profiles

  6. Deposit Type Index (136KB PDF, 19 pages)

The Reserve category is used only for an inventory in an operating mine or a mine near production. Ore reserves are reported as Proven, Probable and Possible. The Resource category is used for all other inventories. Resources are reported as Measured, Indicated and Inferred. A combination of categories is reported as Combined.


NOTE: Reserves/Resources are not compliant with National Instrument 43-101 unless specified in comments. Please quote original source, rather than MINFILE, when referencing reserve/resource estimates.


Effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this publication are as accurate as possible. The reader is encouraged to send comments or corrections to any member of the MINFILE Project.


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 contact BCGS Mailbox or call toll free (BC Residents only).