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 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.

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.