Mineral Development Office

Last updated on January 22, 2024

The Mineral Development Office (MDO) is the Vancouver base of the British Columbia Geological Survey. The MDO links the Survey with the more than 1100 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

B.C. Minerals and Coal Industry

 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.

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.

Mines & Exploration Projects Map

This map shows the location of selected major exploration projects and metal, coal and industrial mineral mines active in B.C. in 2023.

Key Contacts

Mineral Development Office
300 - 865 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2G3

Gordon Clarke (Director)
Email: Gordon.Clarke@gov.bc.ca
Phone: (604) 660-2094
Fax: (604) 660-2653

Bruce Northcote (Regional Geologist)
Email: Bruce.Northcote@gov.bc.ca
Phone: (604) 660-2713
Fax: (604) 660-2653

British Columbia Geological Survey

Since its inception in 1895, the British Columbia Geological Survey has provided geoscience information to industry, government, research organizations and the general public.