MTA - Mineral Placer Grid

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

The mineral titles grid system used for acquiring mineral and placer claims using Mineral Titles Online. The mineral-placer grid does not show current cell availability status. This dataset is very large and cannot be downloaded for the entire province; try selecting specific mapsheet grids or selecting by an area of interest to download in sections.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

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Contact Information

NameKaren Samuelson (pointOfContact)
EmailMineral.Titles@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
Sub-OrganizationMineral Titles
NameDataBC Operations (pointOfContact)
Emaildata@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Sub-OrganizationDataBC

Access & Security

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2012-01-16
Record Last Modified 2019-09-05
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_MINERAL_TENURE.MTA_MINERAL_PLACER_GRID_POLY

Short Name: MTA_MPC_PG
Comments: Mineral and placer grid polygon is the spatial location of the grid used for defining the boundary of mineral and placer titles. It also stores the coordinate points that define the grid of cells for cell exploration method of defining a tenure. The grid is defined by a set of universal transverse mercator map projection coordinates for the northeast corner of each unit. This layer contains singlepart polygons transferred on update from the acquired tenure spatial layer.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CELL_KEY_ID CEL_KEY_ID VARCHAR2 12 Unique Cell Key Identifier
AREA_HA AREA_HA NUMBER 18 The area of the grid rectangle in hectares, as defined by the UNIT.
QUARTER QUARTER VARCHAR2 1 The quarter of the unit that designates the cell itself.
NE_ZONE NE_ZONE NUMBER 2 North East (NE) cell corner Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone Number
NE_EASTING NE_EASTING NUMBER 9 The UNIT North East EASTING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
NE_NORTHING NE_NORTHNG NUMBER 10 The UNIT North East NORTHING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
NW_ZONE NW_ZONE NUMBER 2 North West (NW) cell corner Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone Number
NW_EASTING NW_EASTING NUMBER 9 The UNIT North West (NW) EASTING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
NW_NORTHING NW_NORTHNG NUMBER 10 The UNIT North West (NW) NORTHING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
SE_ZONE SE_ZONE NUMBER 2 South East (SE) corner Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone Number
SE_EASTING SE_EASTING NUMBER 9 The UNIT South East (SE) EASTING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
SE_NORTHING SE_NORTHNG NUMBER 10 The UNIT South East (SE) NORTHING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
SW_ZONE SW_ZONE NUMBER 2 South West (SW) Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone NUmber
SW_EASTING SW_EASTING NUMBER 9 The UNIT South West (SW) EASTING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
SW_NORTHING SW_NORTHNG NUMBER 10 The UNIT South West (SW) NORTHING Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) corner coordinate.
MTA_PLACER_STATUS_CODE MTA_PST_CD VARCHAR2 1 Code status for the placerl grid. Possible values are S-the cell is sold, F-the cell is available for acquisition, N-the cell is not available for acquisition (it is totally encumbered by other tenure or alienations.
MTA_MINERAL_STATUS_CODE MTA_MST_CD VARCHAR2 1 Code status for the placerl grid. Possible values are S-the cell is sold, F-the cell is available for acquisition, N-the cell is not available for acquisition (it is totally encumbered by other tenure or alienations.
FEATURE_CODE FEAT_CODE VARCHAR2 10 A feature code is most importantly a means of linking a features to its name and definition.
MTA_MINERAL_REASON_CODE MTA_MRS_CD VARCHAR2 1 The code for mineral grid cells. Possible values are S-the cell is sold, F-the cell is available for acquisition, N-the cell is not available for acquisition (it is totally encumbered by other tenure or alienations)
MTA_PLACER_REASON_CODE MTA_PRS_CS VARCHAR2 1 The code for mineral grid cells. Possible values are S-the cell is sold, F-the cell is available for acquisition, N-the cell is not available for acquisition (it is totally encumbered by other tenure or alienations)
MINERAL_LAST_UPDATE MNRLLSTPDT DATE 7
PLACER_LAST_UPDATE PLCRLSTPDT DATE 7
MINERAL_STATUS_ACTIVE_DATE MNRLSTTSCT DATE 7 MINERAL STATUS ACTIVE DATE is used to identify the date in which the current mineral cell becomes available (active) again
PLACER_STATUS_ACTIVE_DATE PLCRSTTSCT DATE 7 PLACER STATUS ACTIVE DATE is used to identify the date in which the current placer cell becomes available (active) again
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