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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

Geoscience Map 2005-3:  Geology of British Columbia

Compiled by N.W.D. Massey, D.G. MacIntyre, P.J. Desjardins, and R.T. Cooney 
Cartography by Clover Point Cartographics Ltd.


Geoscience Map 2005-3 is a digital, cartographic version of British Columbia geology in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. It can be used and distributed as a digital product and/or printed as a cartographically correct rendition of the geology of British Columbia:



This compilation map is a digital release from which a “hardcopy” printed version can be produced.  It is a companion to Open File 2005-2The Digital Geology of British Columbia” which was released on DVD in January 2005.  This is the first compilation of the province’s geology produced by the BC Geological Survey since 1977 and incorporates much of the new geoscience mapping and research by Ministry geoscientists and others, which has been completed during the past 25 years.


This geology map has been prepared at 1:1,000,000-scale and is comprised of three sheets (2 geology maps - North and South, plus a legend). 


See also Geoscience Map 2009-1: Geological Map of British Columbia by P. Erdmer and Y. Cui


A tip sheet showing how to print or cut-and-paste selected areas (PDF) from the map is also available.


Massey, N.W.D., MacIntyre, D.G., Desjardins, P.J., and Cooney, R.T. (2005): Geology of British Columbia, BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Geoscience Map 2005-3, (3 sheets), scale 1:1 000 000.


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).