ARIS Submission Information

The Mineral Tenure Act requires that a recorded claim holder must submit a technical report pertaining to exploration and development work that has been registered with the Mineral Titles Branch. Specifications regarding the content and manner of a technical assessment report are detailed in the Mineral Tenure Act Regulation (Section 16), and Schedule A of the Regulation.

The report must include the Title Page and Summary Form and must include a detailed cost statement that breaks down all associated expenditures. For convenience, an assessment report checklist is provided to guide authors in preparing reports. Note that this checklist is only a summary and authors must adhere to the specifications set out in Schedule A of the Mineral Tenure Act Regulation.

Please submit any digital data files (spreadsheets, databases, maps, grids, etc.) used or created in relation to the work described in the technical assessment report.

Report content

Download the Title Page and Summary Form (PDF and Microsoft Word format)Download a template for the Cost Statement (Microsoft Excel format)Download the assessment report checklist (PDF)

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Report format

The BC Geological Survey requests that all clients submit reports in PDF. Paper copies are accepted but not encouraged (or required). Associated digital data may be submitted in original file format (see below). Large report files may be sent via electronic file transfer, on a CD/DVD, or a USB stick.

Digital data submission

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Please submit any digital data files (spreadsheets, databases, maps, grids, etc.) used or created in relation to the work described in the technical assessment report. Data can be uploaded through the ARIS Data Submission page, submitted by CD/DVD/USB when a report is filed, or e-mailed to Reports themselves must be submitted to Archives of previous assessment report data are accepted and encouraged for submission. Types of data to be submitted include:

  • Geochemical data: sample location information, sample descriptions/notes, analytical certificates (e.g. .csv, .xlsx, .accdb)
  • Geological data: station location information, station descriptions/notes, structural measurements, mapping polygons and features (e.g. .csv, .xlsx, .shp)
  • Drilling data: collar location information, azimuth/dip, depth, downhole orientation surveys, core logs, sample intervals, geotechnical measurements, analytical certificates (e.g. .csv, .xlsx, .accdb)
  • Geophysical data (ground and airborne): raw data, processed data (e.g. .gdb, .xyz, .csv, .grd)
  • Imagery data: LiDAR, orthophotos, DEMs, ASTER (e.g. .tif, .dem, other raw data files)
  • GIS Products
  • Any other raw or processed digital files used in the creation of the report

The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) makes this data available for download alongside PDF files through ARIS once the confidentiality period ends. Availability of digital data enables future users to more efficiently build upon work completed in previous exploration and development programs.

Report submission

All assessment reports are to be sent to the Vancouver Mineral Titles office.

Hand deliver or mail the report to: Mineral Titles Branch, 3rd Floor, 865 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2G3E-mail the report to:


Mineral Assessment Geoscientist