MTA - Mineral, Placer and Coal Titles

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources - Mineral Titles
Licensed under Open Government License - British Columbia

DEPRECATED - Mineral rights are represented by mineral, placer and coal title polygons. The Mineral and Placer Titles layer contains acquired claims and leases within the Province of British Columbia. Coal data represents applications, licenses and leases within the Province. A tenure is a form of ownership of mineral rights over a parcel of land (title) which has been acquired by methods set out in the legislation.


Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Representation of only the location of current mineral and placer titles with no corresponding attribute table attached. See Mineral, Placer and Coal Tenure Spatial View ( for representation of location of current tenures with attribute attached. The mineral/placer titles spatial information is made available for public viewing from (Mineral Titles Online) and download from (BC Geographic Distribution Service).

Data Quality
Lineage Statement

Contact Information

NameKaren Samuelson (pointOfContact)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationMineral Titles

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2012-01-16
Record Last Modified 2018-04-23
Resource Status obsolete
Replacement Record

Object Description


Short Name: MTA_AT_PLY
Comments: The acquired tenure poly defines the spatial location of the acquired tenures. This layer contains multipart polygons. A tenure tenure is a form of ownership of mineral rights (mineral, placer or coal) over a parcel of land which has been located by a method set out in the legislation. The acquired tenure shape may be different from the located tenure shape due to previously located tenures or alienations.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
TENURE_NUMBER_ID TEN_NO_ID NUMBER 10 Unique number of mineral tenure
MTA_TENURE_TYPE_CODE TEN_TYP_CD VARCHAR2 1 Tenure type code for a Mineral Tenure: C=Coal; M=Minieral; P=Placer.
REVISION_NUMBER REVSN_NO NUMBER 2 Revision Number to track the number of modifications on the same site.
UPDATE_USERID UD_USR_ID VARCHAR2 30 The identification of the user that made the last update to the record
UPDATE_TIMESTAMP UD_TIMSTMP DATE 7 The date and time of the last update to the record
ENTRY_USERID ENT_USR_ID VARCHAR2 30 The identification of the user that created the initial record.
ENTRY_TIMESTAMP TIMESTAMP DATE 7 The date and time the information was entered.
FEATURE_CODE FEAT_CODE VARCHAR2 10 A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a features 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 NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters


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