Miscellaneous Reports and Publications

Between 1886 and 1982, several reports were released in the Miscellaneous Report, Miscellaneous Publication, and Miscellaneous Map series, all of which have been discontinued.

Miscellaneous Report  |  Miscellaneous Publication  |  Miscellaneous Map

Miscellaneous Report

 

1982:           Guidelines for Mineral Exploration

 

1978:           Minerals in British Columbia

 

1976-02:     British Columbia Standard System of Mapping

 

1976-01:     Stratigraphy of the Placers in the Atlin Placer Mining Camp, BC

Miscellaneous Report 1976-01

P.J. Proudlock and W. M. Proudlock

Three weeks in August 1976 were spent in the Atlin Placer Camp by Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Resources Geologists, PeterProudlock and Wendy Proudlock, examining the stratigraphy of the placer deposits. Auriferous channel gravels, with ages between 100,000 years B.C. and 10,000 B.P. occur on McKee, Pine, Spruce, Bull, Birch, Snake, Ruby, Boulder, Otter, Wright and Wilson Creeks, and the O'Donnel River; of these only the first six creeks were being worked in 1976. The gravels are usually fairly well compacted, rest on a very weathered bedrock surface, are capped by a horizon of large boulders and covered to some depth by tills and glaciofluvial sands and gravels. The gold recovered is usually of jewelry quality - small flattened nuggets up to a quarter ounce in weight are common with occasional larger ones; fine gold does not make up a large proportion of the gold recovered. Early glacial history probably played a large role on the distribution of the placers. A single source is not predicted, and many small gold bearing quartz vein systems are known.

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1961-01:     Notes on the Physiography and Geology of British Columbia

 

1958-01:     Airborne Magnetometer Surveys 1956-57

 

1953-01:     Report on the Atlin Placer Camp

 

1945-01:     Geology and Ore Deposits of the China Creek Area, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

 

1941-01:     Preliminary Investigation into Possibilities for Producing Silica Sand from British Columbia Sand Deposits

 

1938-01:     Lode-Gold Deposits of the Zeballos Area, West Coast of Vancouver Island, B.C.

 

1936:           Report on the Properties of Cardinal Mining and Development

 

1935-02:     Report on the Properties of Bonanza Cache Gold Mines

 

1935-01:     Report on the Properties of Goldside Mines

 

1886-01:     Preliminary Report on Field Notes in Cariboo District, B.C., 1885

Miscellaneous Publications

 

1:      Mineral Development Agreement, Canada - British Columbia 1985-1990 Summary Report

 

2:      Resource Assessment for Coastal and Western British Columbia and the Development of a Portable Modular Mill Design

 

3:      A Preliminary Evaluation of Heap Leaching

Miscellaneous Publication 3

Energex Minerals, Toodoggone Project 

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4:      Market Study of B.C.’s Gypsum in the Pacific Rim Area of North America

 

5:      A Study of Markets for B.C.’s Nepheline Syenite and Feldspathic Minerals

 

6:      The Custom Milling of Industrial Minerals in B.C. a Study of Commercial Feasibility

 

BC Trade

Not available

 

7:      British Columbia Dimension Stone Market Study

 

8:      A Study of Mining Shock Hazards

Miscellaneous Publication 8

Bensted, Simpson & Associates

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9:      Transportation Cost Study for Industrial Mineral Deposits

 

BC Trade

Not available

 

10:     Jade Tile Feasibility Study

 

11:     The North American Barium Chemical Market

 

12:     North American West Coast Pigment Markets with Emphasis on Talc Prospects

 

13:     International Symposium on Flow Through Rock Drains

Miscellaneous Publication 13

 the B.C. Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation

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14:     Acid Rock Drainage Technical Guide - Volume 1

Miscellaneous Publication 14

Steffen Robertson and Kirsten (B.C.) Inc., Norecol Environmental Consultants, and Gormely Process Engineering

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15:     Acid Rock Drainage Technical Guide - Volume 2

Miscellaneous Publication 15

Steffen Robertson and Kirsten (B.C.) Inc., Norecol Environmental Consultants, and Gormely Process Engineering

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16:     Iskut Valley Road Option Study

 

17:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1983, Volume 1

 

18:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1984, Volume 2

 

19:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1985, Volume 3

 

20:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1986, Volume 4

 

21:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1987, Volume 5

 

22:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1988, Volume 6

 

23:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1989, Volume 7

 

24:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1990, Volume 8

 

25:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1991, Volume 9

 

26:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1992, Volume 10

 

27:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1993, Volume 11

 

28:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1994, Volume 12

 

29:     Non-metallic mineral investigations,1932-1933 - Report 1 - Barite in British Columbia

 

30:     Non-metallic mineral investigations,1932-1933 - Report 2 - Asbestos in British Columbia

 

31:     Non-metallic mineral investigations,1932-1933 - Report 3 - Possibilities of Manufacturing Bottles and Glassware in BC

 

32:     Non-metallic mineral investigations,1932-1933 - Report 4 - Some Undeveloped Clay Deposits of British Columbia

 

33:     Non-metallic mineral investigations,1932-1933 - Report 5 - Magnesite and Hydro-Magnesite in British Columbia

 

34:     Notes on Placer Mining in British Columbia for the Information of the Individual Miner, 1936

 

35:     Notes on Placer Mining in British Columbia for the Information of the Individual Miner, 1937

 

36:     Notes on Placer Mining in British Columbia for the Information of the Individual Miner, 1943

 

37:     Investigation of Beach Sands

Miscellaneous Publication 37

S.S. Holland and H.W. Nasmith

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38:     Variations in Uranium and Radioactivity Levels of Potable Surface and Ground Water in the Okanagan and West Kootenay Regions of B.C.

 

39:     Variations in Uranium and Radioactivity Levels in Surface and Ground Water at Selected Sites in B.C.

 

40:     Annual Report of the Engineering and Inspection Branch 1989

 

41:     British Columbia: The Mining Industry, 1936 - see Part A of Annual Report for 1936

 

42:     Possibilities for the Manufacture of Mineral Wool in British Columbia

 

44:     A Review of Mining and Mineral Resources in B.C.

 

45:     Mining in British Columbia: An Outline of the Development of the Industry, 1952

 

46:     Mining in British Columbia: An Outline of the Development of the Industry, 1954

 

47:     British Columbia Mine Rescue Manual, 1989

Miscellaneous Publication 47

supersedes mine rescue publications: Paper 1977-2 and Paper 1981-4

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48:     Eastern Mineral Survey District (No.5)

Annual Report 1924

A.G. Langley

Contained in Annual Report 1924

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49:     Eastern Mineral Survey District (No.5)

Annual Report 1929

B.T. O'Grady and A.M. Richmond

Contained in Annual Report 1929

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50:     Eastern Mineral Survey District (No.5)

Annual Report 1925

A.G. Langley

Contained in Annual Report 1925

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51:     Western Mineral Survey District (No. 6)

Annual Report 1929

G.A. Clothier

Contained in Annual Report 1929

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52:     Northwestern Mineral Survey District (No.1)

Annual Report 1930

J.T. Mandy

Contained in Annual Report 1930

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53:     Central Mineral Survey District (No.3)

Annual Report 1930

H.G. Nichols

Contained in Annual Report 1930

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54:     Southern Survey District (No.4)

Annual Report 1930

P.B. Freeland

Contained in Annual Report 1930

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55:     Reclamation Permit Requirements, 2011

 

Retired

 

56:     ARD Guidelines for Mine Sites in B.C.

Miscellaneous Publication 56

W.A. Price and J.C. Errington

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57:     1980 Information Report 1984-2

 

58:     1981 Information Report 1984-3

 

Not available 

 

59:     1982 Information Report 1984-4

 

Not available 

 

60:     1983 Information Report 1984-5

 

Not available 

 

61:     1984 Information Report 1986-1

 

62:     B.C. Mineral Quarterly

 

Not available

 

63:     Guide to Mineral Titles in B.C.

 

Not available

 

64:     B.C. Mineral Statistics - Annual Summary Tables

Miscellaneous Publication 64

BC METAL is a historical metal production database for British Columbia, containing information for 1452 mines that operated within the province from 1888 to 1988. The database contains production statistics as reported on the Annual Census of Mines. The Microsoft Access database (BCMETAL.MDB) consists of 2 tables: the BCMETAL_ID table, containing mine attributes, including mine id and name, mining division, NTS map, latitude/longitude, descriptor location, historical name changes, MINFILE number, if known, and comments; and the BCMETAL_PROD table, containing metal production data by year. The production table includes amount of ore mined and milled, type of product, comments and amount of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, molybdenum, and other (cadmium, iron, mercury, nickel, tin and tungsten) produced.

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65:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1995, Volume 13

 

66:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1996, Volume 14

 

67:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1997, Volume 15

 

68:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1998, Volume 16

 

69:     Provincial Geologists Journal 1999, Volume 17

 

70:     Provincial Geologists Journal 2000, Volume 18

 

71:     Provincial Geologists Journal 2001, Volume 19

 

72:     Provincial Geologists Journal 2002, Volume 20

 

73:     Provincial Geologists Journal 2003, Volume 21

 

74:     Opportunities to Explore: B.C. Minerals and Coal Industry

 

Retired

 

75:     Provincial Geologists Journal 2006, Volume 24

 

76:     Mineral programs of Canadian provincial and territorial geological surveys

 

77:     British Columbia's Geological Surveys, 1895-1995:  A Century of Science and Dedication

Miscellaneous Publication 77

A. Sutherland Brown

This is the definitive history of an important branch of the provincial government and an introduction to the history of mining in British Columbia. It will serve as THE reference for years to come It will keenly interest historians, geologists, engineers, surveyors, members of the mining community and anyone curious about the historical development of British Columbia.
"This is a masterly account, written by a distinguished and respected insider, of a very technical institution with necessarily close links with government and business. The writing is uncommonly dense, concise, compact, and erudite. " Dr. Richard Mackie - B.C. Historian

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78:     B.C. mineral statistics annual summary tables, 1985

Miscellaneous Publication 78-01

The statistics of the mineral industry are collected, compiled, and tabulated for this report by the Mineral Policy and Evaluation Branch of the Mineral Resources Division.
In the interests of uniformly and to avoid duplication of effort, beginning with the statistics for 1925, Statistics Canada and the provincial ministries have co-operated in collecting and processing mineral statistics. 
Producers of metals, industrial minerals, structural materials, coal, and petroleum and natural gas are requested to submit returns in duplicate on forms prepared for use by the province, by Statistics Canada and by Energy, Mines and Resources in Ottawa.
As far as possible, the organizations follow the same practice in processing the data. Differences between the values of production published by the two Organizations arise mainly because Ottawa uses average prices considered applicable to the total Canadian production, whereas the British Columbia Mining Statistician uses prices considered applicable to British Columbia production.
Peat, classified as a fuel by Statistics Canada, is not included in the British Columbia statistics of mineral production, being regarded as neither a fuel nor a mineral.
The statistics of the petroleum industry are collected, compiled, and tabulated for this report by the Energy Resources Division. They are included here for comparative purposes.

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79:     British Columbia mineral statistics- annual summary tables, historical mineral production to 1987

Miscellaneous Publication 78-02

Statistics on the British Columbia mineral industry are collected, compiled and tabulated for publication in this report by the Mineral Statistics Section, Mineral Policy Branch, of the Mineral Resources Division.
Petroleum industry statistics are collected and compiled by the Energy Resources Division and are included here for comparative purposes. The annual summary tables reflect "actual final" totals and supercede all figures previously released. As such, they represent final statistics of record and are not subject to further revision, except in the case of previously unreported extraordinary adjustments, or in the event that reporting errors in previous years' data become known.

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80:     British Columbia mineral statistics- annual summary tables, historical mineral production to 1990

Miscellaneous Publication 78-03

Statistics on the British Columbia mineral industry are collected, compiled and tabulated for publication in this report by the Mineral Statistics Section, Mineral Policy Branch, of the Mineral Resources Division.
Petroleum industry statistics are collected and compiled by the Energy Resources Division and are included here for comparative purposes.
Annual summary tables in this publication reflect "actual final" totals and supercede all figures previously released. As such, they represent final statistics of record and are not subject to further revision, except in the case of previously unreported extraordinary adjustments, or in the event that reporting errors in previous years' data become known.

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81:     British Columbia mineral output - statistical summary 1980-1992

Miscellaneous Publication 78-04

This publication is intended to update a series of provincial statistics on British Columbia's mineral industry production dating back to the 1800's. Its focus is primarily historical and summarizes annual statistics for the most recent 12 year period 1980 through 1992. While the most recent annual tables available are based up on the 1991 Annual Census of Mines, estimates for 1992 have been included in most tables to make these data as timely as possible. 

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82:     British Columbia mineral output - statistical summary 1980-1993

Miscellaneous Publication 78-05

This publication is intended to update a series of provincial statistics on British Columbia's mineral industry. Its focus is primarily historical and summarizes annual statistics for the years 1980 through 1993. While the most recent annual tables available are based up on the 1992 Annual Census of Mines, estimates for 1993 have been included in most tables to make these data as timely as possible. 

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83:     British Columbia mineral output - statistical summary 1980-1994

Miscellaneous Publication 78-06

This publication is intended to update a series of provincial statistics on British Columbia's mineral industry. Its focus is primarily historical and summarizes annual statistics for the years 1980 through 1994. While the most recent annual tables available are based up on the 1993 Annual Census of Mines, estimates for 1994 have been included in most tables to make these data as timely as possible. 

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84:     Chronological record of Canadian mining events from 1604-1943 and historical tables of the mineral production of Canada.

Miscellaneous Publication 78-07

Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Mineral Production of Canada, 1942

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85:     Index to bedrock geological mapping, 1983

 

86:     British Columbia Mineral Deposit Profiles

Cover image of Miscellaneous Publication 86

Mineral Deposit Profiles provide brief summaries of the types of mineral deposits found in British Columbia. They include descriptions of host rocks, mineralogy, alteration, tectonic setting, associations, genetic models, and exploration guides, and give typical examples with grades and tonnages.

The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) started a mineral potential assessment in 1992 utilizing deposit models for defining and characterizing mineral and coal deposits which exist, or for which favourable geological environments could exist, in the province.  These deposit models are being used to classify known deposits and occurrences, to guide experts in their estimation of the number of possible undiscovered mineral deposits, and to group deposits to allow compilation of representative grade and tonnage data.

The BCGS formerly relied on mineral deposit models published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Geological Survey of Canada (GSC).  However, it became apparent that some models needed revision, and that there are British Columbia deposit types lacking published models.  Hence we developed a set of mineral deposit profiles using the Branch's considerable in-house expertise, with assistance from economic geologists of the GSC, USGS, industry and academia.

These deposit models are called "deposit profiles" to distinguish them from other published descriptions.  The deposit profiles were completed in three volumes describing metallic, coal, and industrial minerals and gemstone deposits.

  • Volume 1 - Metallics and Coal (BCMEMPR Open File 1995-20)
  • Volume 2 - Metallic Deposits (BCMEMPR Open File 1996-13)
  • Volume 3 - Industrial Minerals and Gemstones (BCMEMPR Open File 1999-10)

These three volumes were combined. 

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87:     Mineral programs of Canadian provincial and territorial geological surveys 2018-2019

 

88:      B.C. Metal Historical Metal Production Database 1888-1988

MP-88

BC METAL is a historical metal production database for British Columbia, containing information for 1452 mines that operated within the province from 1888 to 1988. The database contains production statistics as reported on the Annual Census of Mines. The Microsoft Access database (BCMETAL.MDB) consists of 2 tables: the BCMETAL_ID table, containing mine attributes, including mine id and name, mining division, NTS map, latitude/longitude, descriptor location, historical name changes, MINFILE number, if known, and comments; and the BCMETAL_PROD table, containing metal production data by year. The production table includes amount of ore mined and milled, type of product, comments and amount of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, molybdenum, and other (cadmium, iron, mercury, nickel, tin and tungsten) produced.

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89:     Dimension and ornamental stone in BC – An overview 

MP-89

G. Simandl and D.F. Gunning

At the beginning of this century, British Columbia produced a wide variety of quality dimension stone products for both domestic and foreign markets. The industry flourished until the 1930's when most of the producing quarries closed as a result of the depression. During the 1990's, British Columbia experienced the resurgent North American dimensional stone production trend. The industry benefited from increased prospecting activity and from substantive new investment in processing equipment, particularly in the granite sector. British Columbia has re-established itself as an important, reliable and innovative source of high quality stone products.

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Miscellaneous Maps

 

1:      Generalized Geological Map of the Canadian Cordillera 48oN to 65oN

Miscellaneous Map 1

E.V. Jackson

prepared to accompany CIM Special Volume 15

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2:      Faults, Tectonic Belts, and Thermal Springs of the Canadian Cordillera, 1981

 

3:      Faults, Porphyry Deposits and Showings, and Tectonic Belts of the Canadian Cordillera, 48oN to 65oN

Miscellaneous Map 3

R.H. Seraphim, V.F. Hollister, E.V. Jackson, S.H. Pilcher, J.J. McDougall and A. Sutherland Brown

to accompany CIM Special Volume 15

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4:      Metallic Mineral Potential of British Columbia, 1978

 

5:      British Columbia Geological Highway Map

Miscellaneous Map 5

E.V. Jackson

See GeoFile 2007-1 and GeoFile 2012-9 for updated versions

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6:      Areas Underlain by Economic Reserves of Coal, southeastern British Columbia, 1983

 

Not available

 

7:      Geothermal Potential Map of British Columbia, 1983

 

8:      Areas Alienated or Restricted from Mining in British Columbia, 1983 

 

Not available

 

8A:     Northeastern British Columbia Oil & Gas Fields, 1986

 

Not available

 

9:      Geology of the Unuk River - Salmon River - Anyox Area, 1986, with cross-sections 

 

10:     Geothermal Resources of British Columbia

Miscellaneous Map 10

B.D. Fairbank and R.L. Faulkner

includes index of hot springs and bore holes, 1992, GSC Open File 2526

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