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

Information Circular 2010-08

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.


Most provincial geoscience data can be easily accessed over the internet in map format at: and through various thematic pages at

Printed BC Geological Survey geoscience publications are available from Crown Publications Inc.

Tel: 250-387-6409 Fax: 250-387-1120

Email: Website:

Questions or to update your contact info please contact Tania Demchuk:

Email: Tel: 250-952-0372 Fax: 250-952-0381

BC Geological Survey

British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Mining and Minerals Division

Release Notification 2010-08

July 13, 2010