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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 2010-2


MapPlace and MTO short course notes from the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2010


by K. Hancock, P. Desjardins, S. Meredith-Jones, K. Samuelson and N. Kohli


View Information Circular 2010-2: Part I (PDF, 8.6 MB)

View Information Circular 2010-2: Part II (PDF, 7.4 MB)


Information Circular 2010-2 includes Part I and Part II of the course notes from the MapPlace/MTO short course offered at Mineral Exploration Roundup 2010 on January 17, 2010.  The short course was presented by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and AME BC.


Part I of the notes includes an introduction to the MapPlace and a review of its layout and functions.  There are exercises to help the user become familiar with the ARIS MapBuilder, buffers, Mapper Wrapper, MapPlace2Go, and the Image Analysis Tool (IAT).  The final section of Part I includes an integrated MapPlace exercise incorporating aspects from several of the related databases, including MINFILE, ARIS, and Property File.


Part II of the notes outlines the steps required to login and use the Mineral Titles Online application to manage and stake tenure in British Columbia, including staking claims, filing Exploration and Development Work or making a payment in lieu.  There are several hands-on exercises for clarification.  How to obtain a Tenure Overlap Report and Landowner Notification procedures is reviewed, as well as other general information regarding mineral titles in British Columbia. 


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