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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Information Circular 2010-3


Major Coal and Mineral Deposits of British Columbia, 1:2 000 000-scale


Compilation by P.J. Desjardins and D.V. Lefebure


View map (PDF,  85.6 MB)

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The province’s MINFILE mineral occurrence database was used to identify the major coal and mineral deposits, mines and past producers for British Columbia. A larger size threshold was used for identifying open pit mines than the criteria for underground mines. The deposits and mines are plotted on a 1:2M provincial geology map.  The resulting map is useful for geologists, prospectors and others wishing to relate rich mineral resources to the geology of the province.


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 (B.C. residents only).