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Ministry of Energy Mines and Responsible for Core Review

A Brief Submitted to the Royal Commission of Inquiry:
Health and Environmental Protection, Uranium Mining by the Geological Division, Mineral Resources Branch

 

Paper 1979 - 6

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Maps & Appendices (PDF, 20.1MB)

 

The first uranium exploration in British Columbia recorded was in 1932. Since then exploration has been sporadic, with minor peaks during the late 1940's, mid 1950's, and late 1960's. During this period only one deposit was found of sufficient size and grade to be a potential mine, and British Columbia was considered by most geologists to be a mediocre terrain for uranium exploration.

 

Many classes of uranium deposits are known in the world and representatives of most of these occur in British Columbia. However, to date only the basal type and volcanogenic type have been shown to be potentially of such a size and grade to be mined.

 

All printed 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).