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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 1989-02: Industrial Minerals in British Columbia


View Information Circular 1989-02 (PDF, 5.6 MB)


Information circular 1989-02 provides an overview of the industrial minerals programs in British Columbia from 1985 to 1988.


The annual value of industrial mineral production, along with the structural materials, varies between 10 and 15 per cent of the combined value of minerals, coal, petroleum and natural gas, and has been steadily increasing since 1960. In 1986 there was reported production of 13 industrial mineral commodities with a total value of $132 million; structural materials produced accounted for an additional $235 million.


During the period of 1985-1988 many of the programs undertaken by the Industrial Minerals Subsection were funded under the Canada/British Columbia Mineral Development Agreement. These programs varied in scope from literature research and compilation to detailed site specific studies and regional investigations in the field. Increasing support of the BC Geological Survey activities by the Provincial government during the past few years has led to increasing support for new industrial mineral projects.


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).