Mineral Potential

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources - BC Geological Survey
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A seamless polygon coverage depicting the mineral resource assessment tracts defined during the 1992-1997 Mineral Potential project. The tracts (794) are based on common geologic characteristics and are given a relative rank from 1 to 794( highest) based on the likelihood of discovering new metallic and/or industrial mineral resources

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information

Purpose

A seamless mineral potential polygon map was created to show the relative potential for new discoveries of metallic and industrial mineral deposits throughout BC in support of land use planning. These maps are also useful to mineral exploration companies.

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Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (pointOfContact)
EmailLarry.Jones@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?Government

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_MINERAL_TENURE.MINPOT_MINERAL_POTENTIAL

Short Name: MINPOT
Comments: Mineral_Potential is a seamless polygon coverage depicting the mineral resource assessment tracts defined during the 1992-1997 Mineral Potential project.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
TRACT_ID TRACT_ID VARCHAR2 10 The unique identification label to refer to this specific tract.
TRACT_POLYGON_AREA TRCT_PLYAR NUMBER 15 The calculated polygonal area of this tract of land measured in hectares.
NUMBER_OF_MINFILE_OCCURENCES NO_MINOCUR NUMBER 5 The number of potential mineral occurrences found in this tract of land.
METALLIC_MINERAL_INVENTORY METLC_MINV NUMBER 15 Dollar value of metallic mineral inventory (reserves) left in this tract normalized to 1986 dollars
RANK_OF_INDUSTRIAL_MINERALS RNK_INDMIN NUMBER 5 Industrial mineral potential rank is an assessment of the likelihood of a given area to contain one or more mineral deposits and the relative value of such deposits.
MINIMUM_LATITUDE_DEGREES MIN_LAT_DG NUMBER 15 The minimum latitude bounds of this mineral potential tract in measured in decimal degrees.
MINIMUM_LONGITUDE_DEGREES MIN_LON_DG NUMBER 15 The minimum longitude bounds of this mineral potential tract in measured in decimal degrees.
MAXIMUM_LATITUDE_DEGREES MAX_LAT_DG NUMBER 15 The maximum latitude bounds of this mineral potential tract in measured in decimal degrees.
MAXIMUM_LONGITUDE_DEGREES MAX_LON_DG NUMBER 15 The maximum longitude bounds of this mineral potential tract in measured in decimal degrees.
COMPILATION_PROJECT COMP_PROJ VARCHAR2 254 The name used to refer to the mineral potential compilation project that determined the mineral potential of the tract of which this title registration is for.
EXPLORATION_EXPENDITURES EXPL_EXPND NUMBER 15 The total expenditures for mineral exploration in this tract derived from filed assessment reports. Normalized to 1986 dollars.
PREVIOUS_PRODUCTION PRVS_PROD NUMBER 15 The total value of the mineral production from this tract up to 1996. Normalized to 1986 dollars.
INDUSTRIAL_INVENTORY INDSRL_INV NUMBER 15 The total value of potential industrial mineral inventory (reserves) left in the tract. Normalized to 1986 dollars.
RANK_OF_METALLIC_MINERALS RNK_METMIN NUMBER 5 Metallic mineral potential rank is an assessment of the likelihood of a given area to contain one or more mineral deposits and the relative value of such deposits.
FEATURE_CODE FEAT_CODE VARCHAR2 10 A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a feature to its name and definition.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a required attribute of feature classes and object classes in a geodatabase.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000 SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO_GEOMETRY storage data type.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters