Mining Geoscience Data to Put It on the Map

Vancouver, BC – June 28, 2022 – Data for hundreds more mineral exploration and development reports in British Columbia can now be searched by location for the first time, thanks to a new Geoscience BC minerals project.

National Instrument 43-101 (NI 43-101) technical reports contain comprehensive geoscience information on prospective mineral properties and are available from the Canadian Securities Administrators’ (CSA) SEDAR website. However, a challenge limiting their use is the lack of ability to search by location.

In January 2021, Geoscience BC published a report and data from a Purple Rock Inc. project that made it possible to search reports from 2004 to 2019 by location. Now a new project has added reports from 2019 to 2021, including some previously missing data and merged data from both projects into one dataset.

In total, 1,262 NI 43-101 reports relating to mineral exploration and development in BC can now be searched by location. In addition, the two projects have now added or updated 4,376 mineral occurrences to the BC Geological Survey’s MINFILE database.

Geoscience BC Vice President, Minerals Christa Pellett said: "These projects make it easy to access data that would otherwise be extremely difficult and time consuming to access. It’s a great way for the mineral exploration and development sector, governments, Indigenous groups and communities to access key geoscience information from throughout British Columbia”

The geolocated NI 43-101 reports can be accessed via Geoscience BC's. Geoscience BC would like to thank CSA for providing access to the reports.  

Accessing Information

To download the report and data, click below on the buttons.

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For more information, please contact:

Richard Truman

Geoscience BC

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