COALFILE Database

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources - BC Geological Survey
Licensed under Access Only

COALFILE is a collection of 1010 Coal Assessment Reports and data from exploration and development properties across British Columbia. The information contained in COALFILE is stored as a relational database and includes spatial data for 15,654 boreholes, 546 bulk samples, 3645 trenches, 5315 maps, and 1901 links to MINFILE. These data are available for download and viewing in MapPlace. The reports are available in PDF format, with additional digital data downloads where available (borehole geophysics, borehole collar information, LiDAR). The online COALFILE Search application is updated periodically as new reports become available. Searches include COALFILE Number, Report Year, Coal Field and NTS Map. Results include links to Coal Assessment Reports, Boreholes, Bulk Samples, Trenches, MINFILE, MapPlace, and KML files for use in Google Earth.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Data Quality
Lineage Statement

Metadata available at http://www.empr.gov.bc.ca/Mining/Geoscience/MapPlace/metadata/Pages/coalf_metadata.aspx

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Contact Information

NameJanet Riddell (businessExpert)
EmailJanet.Riddell@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey
NameLarry Jones (custodian)
EmailLarry.Jones@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey
NameJessica Norris (pointOfContact)
EmailJessica.Norris@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationBC Geological Survey

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2015-08-14
Record Last Modified 2018-09-14
Resource Status onGoing

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