Property File Index

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

Property File Index is an MS Access database application file (MDB) that provides a rich "index" of metadata about our Property File collection of over 68,000 documents, most of which were donated by industry or collected by British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) staff. These documents extend back over 150 years and include hand-drawn maps, drill core records, correspondence, thin sections, reports and prospectuses. Given increasing commodity prices and expanding infrastructure, uneconomic past discoveries may become future exploration targets. Property File records are linked to MINFILE records or NTS mapsheets. The spatial locations are available in a table, which is also displayed on MapPlace and linked to the reports.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Property File contains over 68,000 original documents that are generally unavailable elsewhere. These documents can be extremely valuable to researchers. Property File contains: Unpublished reports, theses and papers, filed notes, company prospectuses and pamphlets, historical information, geology, geochemistry, geophysics and drill information, claim maps, sketches of workings and photographs. Property File also contains general information on each NTS area, the National Mineral Inventory cards, topographic maps and some work histories. Research material is indexed and cross-referenced in the MINFILE Database.

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Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (businessExpert)
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 2016-04-20
Record Last Modified 2017-09-21
Resource Status onGoing


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