Property File Index

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Published by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation - BC Geological Survey
Licensed under Access Only

Property File is a collection of over 90,000 documents associated with mineral occurrences, donated by industry or individuals, or collected by British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) staff. These documents extend back over 150 years and include unpublished reports, theses, papers, field notes, company prospectuses, correspondence, hand-drawn maps, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, drilling data, claim maps, mine plans and photographs. The public can search the document index, link through MINFILE and view the PDF files through the Property Files Search application. 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. Over 73,900 documents have been indexed, scanned and made available to the public.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

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

Additional Information


Property File provides public access to historical documents associated with mineral occurrences within British Columbia. These documents are valuable to researchers and the mineral exploration community.

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Contact Information

NameLarry Jones (businessExpert)
OrganizationMinistry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
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 2020-09-18
Resource Status onGoing