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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.
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 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.
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has collaborated with the Environmental Assessment Office and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to develop a new B.C. 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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