Mineral Inventory

MINFILE contains geological, location and economic information on more than 14,750 metallic, industrial mineral and coal mines, deposits and occurrences in  British Columbia.

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Download MINFILE data from DataBC and view MINFILE Metadata.  These datasets are updated daily.

Mineral Occurrence Database

Inventory Database

Production Database

Download MINFILE/pc (ZIP, 38 MB; Updated daily).

MINFILE/pc Version 5 is a user-friendly, MS Access application, downloadable for local PC use.  MINFILE/pc has an interface similar to MINFILE, which is an web-based search application consisting of basic and advanced searches, on-screen occurrence summary data and other reports and downloads. MINFILE/pc provides a portable extract of the MINFILE database along with search forms and printable reports. The download contains a MINFILE/pc Help file.

Application Features

  • MINFILE/pc, through 8 menu-driven basic or advanced screens, enables the user to search the MINFILE Database on a variety of exploration and/or geological parameters.
  • MINFILE/pc reports include Search Results, Record Summary, Detail Report, Inventory and Production Details, and Inventory and Production Summaries.
  • Help desk support is free of charge from the Mineral Inventory Geologist and the downloadable Help File describes the installation and application.

View a listing of new occurrences and updates in the MINFILE database.