Mineral Development Office
The Mineral Development Office (MDO) is the Vancouver base of the British Columbia Geological Survey. The MDO links the Survey with the more than 700 global exploration and mining companies headquartered in Vancouver.
The Mineral Development Office distributes British Columbia Geological Survey data and provides technical information and expertise about mineral opportunities to the investment community. It also coordinates the exploration and mining reviews produced each year by the Regional Geologists.
Mineral Development Office Publications
Annual Summaries of Exploration and Mining
- Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2019 (with revised expenditure and drilling estimates, February 2020)
- British Columbia Coal Industry Overview, 2019
- 2019 British Columbia Mineral and Coal Exploration Survey
B.C. Minerals and Coal Industry
- The Golden Triangle
- Low-carbon energy technologies and metals mining in British Columbia
- East Kootenay coalfields
- Peace River coalfields
- Interactive Porphyry Map
Mineral Commodities Brochures
British Columbia Mineral and Coal Exploration Survey (past years)
B.C.'s Regional Geologists & the Mineral Development Office
Regional Geologists are based in Smithers, Prince George, Kamloops, Cranbrook, and Vancouver. They monitor exploration and mining activities, and provide expertise to prospectors and mineral exploration companies. They also work in their communities to enhance understanding of local geoscience and foster a healthy and prosperous minerals sector.
Recent Exploration and Mining Presentations
British Columbia Geological Survey Publications
Reports, maps, results of ongoing work, and extensive multidisciplinary databases produced by the Survey can be downloaded from the publications catalogue.