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.

Mining Compliance & Enforcement

The Province is committed to ensuring that B.C. remains a leader in mining regulation and oversight, while enhancing responsible resource development and strengthening First Nations involvement in B.C.'s mining sector.

B.C. Mine Information Website

The Ministry of Energy and Mines has collaborated with the Environmental Assessment Office and the Ministry of Environment to develop a new BC Mine Information website. This site makes mine-related information from all three agencies available online in one place for the first time.

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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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