Government of B.C.

Mineral Exploration & Mining


Mineral Titles

The Mineral Titles Branch administers the legislation governing the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral, placer mineral, and coal rights in the Province.

Mining Health & Safety

Mining is one of British Columbia's safest heavy industries, and the Province is committed to ensuring that B.C. remains a world leader in mine health and safety practices.

Mineral & Coal Exploration

Exploration carried out by prospectors and companies leads to discoveries of valuable deposits.

B.C. Mine Information

The Ministry of Energy and Mines has collaborated with the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office to develop a new platform to make information on permitted mine sites in British Columbia more accessible. This information includes permits and amendments, inspection reports, and dam safety inspections/reviews for permitted major mines.

Mining Compliance & Enforcement

The Province of British Columbia is committed to integrated oversight of the mining sector.

Further Information

Learn more about mineral exploration and mining statistics, directives, alerts, incident information, legislation, policies, reports and publications.

Major Mine Permitting Office

Consulting with First Nations

B.C. is legally obligated to consult and accommodate (where required) First Nations on land and resource decisions that could impact their Aboriginal interests.

Find out about consulting with First Nations.

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