Ministry of Energy and Mines Directory
Find detailed contact information from every branch of the Ministry of Energy and Mines throughout British Columbia.
Mineral Titles Online MTO
British Columbia's complete online tenure management system. The system allows individuals or companies to acquire and manage claims, leases and renew free miner's licenses. You can also view maps with configurable layers and search a database of all tenure in British Columbia.
BCeID (Needed to administrate claims on Mineral Titles Online (MTO)
A BCeID account is required to administrate mineral and placer titles on Mineral Titles Online.
Mineral Titles Homepage
Mineral Titles Home Page
Mineral Title Forms (PDF)
Forms available for Free Miner's License, Assessment Report Title Page and Summary, Physical Work Report, Complaints.
BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (Main Site)
The Ministry of Energy and Mines main site. Written in a blog format, the site reports on mining activities in British Columbia.
MINFILE contains geological, location and economic information on over 13,070 metallic, industrial mineral and coal mines, deposits and occurrences in BC.
ARIS Assessment Reports
The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) has over 33,500 approved mineral exploration assessment reports filed by the exploration and mining industry since 1947. These reports provide information on geological, geophysical, geochemical, drilling and other exploration-related activities throughout B.C. These reports have been scanned and are now available for viewing/printing from this website.
ARIS (Assessment Report Indexing System) greatly assists users in locating specific assessment reports for viewing or downloading, and provides brief report summaries including the ability to import text files containing assessment report numbers.
The ARIS MapBuilder can be used to quickly produce maps to partially fulfill assessment reporting requirements. This map can also be used to create basic maps for the Mineral and Coal Exploration Notice of Work Application.
MapPlace facilitates easy access to selected maps and databases of the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (formerly Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources). Create your own maps using interactive data sets. Create reports and download data from selected themes and objects.
British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS)
The British Columbia Geological Survey (BCGS) is the ministry branch responsible for producing and housing the public geological and geoscientific information about mineral resources and mineral potential in the province. Its core staff is made of professional geoscientists who carry out the systematic inventory and assessment of the varied and complex geology of British Columbia. Its role was initiated in 1895, and it functions today as a highly technical institution in answer to the continuing information needs of government, business, and the general public.