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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

British Columbia Digital Geology 

 

BCGS Open File 2013-04


by Y. Cui, F. Katay, J.L. Nelson, T. Han, P.J. Desjardins, and L. Sinclair

 

Open File 2013-4 is the data source used to create the digital BC Geological Map, which is provided by the British Columbia Geological Survey to clients in mineral exploration, mining, land-use planning, and other areas.

 

View Readme text file (40 KB)

 

This release consists of integrated datasets including: geological contacts that delineate bedrock units and structures as linear features associated with descriptions or attributions; and bedrock as polygons formed from the geological contacts and attributed with descriptions of the geological units. It also contains: tables for geological units and colours (RGB); and ESRI layer files containing the bedrock colour symbols, compatible to various versions of ArcGIS (designated by suffix _a##_# in file names); and a map of British Columbia illustrating the suggested colour theme for the bedrock polygons.


 

Download datafile in Geographic (ZIP, 50 MB)

 

Download datafile in BC Albers (ZIP, 35 MB)

 

Download tables for geological units and RGB colours (CSV, 0.4 MB)

 

Download ESRI layer file (vs.8_3) containing bedrock colour symbols (LYR, 0.6 MB)


Download ESRI layer file (vs.9_3) containing bedrock colour symbols (LYR, 0.6 MB)


Download ESRI layer file (vs.10_0) containing bedrock colour symbols (LYR, 0.6 MB)


Download ESRI layer file (vs.10_1) containing bedrock colour symbols (LYR, 0.6 MB)

 

Download map of British Columbia illustrating the suggested colour theme for the bedrock polygons (PDF, 7.5 MB)


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).