Aggregate Resource Potential Maps

559 views (3 recent)

Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
Licensed under Access Only

An aggregate potential map typically outlines areas of aggregate resource potential as polygons on the map and qualitatively ranks the relative potential of the areas. Rankings assigned are Historic (which represent recent and present producing areas), Primary, Secondary, Tertiary (potential hosts to future aggregate deposits) and Unclassified. The parameters used in the derivation of the rankings, including landform type, quantity of sand versus gravel, volume estimate, thickness of deposit, etc., are also detailed on the map. On-site geotechnical evaluation is still required to quantitatively confirm the aggregate potential of any specific target. However, the maps provide a quick "first approximation" for alternative land use by also identifying areas which hold little or no potential for aggregate resources. Ultimately, such maps save those planners, developers and producers involved in aggregate considerable effort and cost by focusing attention on select areas.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information


In 1995, the BC Geological Survey initiated a program of aggregate potential mapping in British Columbia in response to the need for data to be utilized in the management of aggregate resources and general land use planning at the regional and local levels.

More Information

Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Sub-OrganizationMines and Mineral Resources Division

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2015-09-01
Record Last Modified 2019-02-06
Resource Status completed