Mineral Exploration & Mining
The Mineral Titles Branch administers the legislation governing the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral, placer mineral, and coal rights in the Province.
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.
There are generally two different levels of mine permitting in B.C.—"major mine" and "regional" permits.
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.
The Province of British Columbia is committed to integrated oversight of the mining sector.
Learn more about mineral exploration and mining statistics, directives, alerts, incident information, legislation, policies, reports and publications.