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British Columbia Geological Survey

The British Columbia Geological Survey integrates active research programs with historical data and, drawing on continuously advancing concepts and technologies, provides information to guide societal decisions centered on the Earth sciences.

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.

Mineral & Coal Exploration

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

Mine Permitting

The Mines Act regulates all mining activities in British Columbia – from early exploration to development, production, reclamation, closure, and post-closure. A permit must be in place before any work in, on, or about a mine can occur.

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.

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 the B.C.'s mining sector. 

Mine Audits Unit

The Mine Audits Unit (the Audit Unit) plays a key role in supporting the continuous improvement of mining regulation and oversight in British Columbia.

Further Information

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

BC Mine Information Website

The BC Mine Information website profiles metal and coal mines across the province. Authorizations issued under the Mines Act, Environmental Assessment Act and Environmental Management Act, inspection records, and recent annual reclamation and annual dam safety inspection reports are available for these mines.