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British Columbia Mining History Catalog

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British Columbia Mining History

Annual Reports of the British Columbia Minister of Mines (each volume has numerous illustrations and a complete index; listed by year, number of pages, topics and price]

1899 / 350 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; REPORT OF THE MINSTER OF MINES; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CASSIAR, SKEENA, OMINECA, CARIBOO, LILLOOET, KAMLOOPS, VERNON, BOUNDARY, FORT STEELE, REVELSTOKE, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, NANAIMO, ALBERNI, VICTORIA, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, ROSSLAND, YALE, ALBERNI; PARIS EXPOSITION; REPORT OF THE MINE INSPECTOR; COAL MINING, $ 200

1901 / 313 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; DEPARTMENT OF MINES REPORT; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOO, OMINECA; CASSIAR, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-WEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY CREEK, VERNON, YALE, LILLOOET, ALBERNI, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; REPORT OF THE PROVINCIAL MINERALOGIST; REPORT OF THE MININSTER OF MINES, $ 100

1903 / 275 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; PROGRESS OF MINING; BUREAU OF MINES; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CASSIAR, CARIBOO, SOUTHEAST KOOTENAY, NORTHEAST KOOTENAY, NORTHWEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, OMINECA, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, YALE, ALBERNI, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF MINES, COAL MINING; CROWN GRANTS; Appendix, $ 100

1904 / 317 / PROGRESS OF MINING; MINING REPORTS ON THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOO AND QUESNEL, OMINECA, CASSIAR, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NELSON, SLOCAN, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, VERNON, YALE, LILLOOET, ALBERNI, QUATSINO, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES, COAL MINING, INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES, COAL MINING, INSPECTION OF COAL MINING, CROWN-GRANTED MINERAL CLAIMS, light staining along the bottom edges of most pages, ovg, $ 65

1905 / 272 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; PROGRESS OF MINING; BUREAU OF MINES REPORT; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOO, CASSIAR, NORTHERN INTERIOR PLATEAU, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, VERNON, YALE, LILLOOET; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; COAL MINING; CROWN GRANTS, $ 100

1907 / 235 / MINERAL PRODUCTION, PROGRESS OF MINING, MINING REPORTS ON THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOO, QUESNET, CASSIAR, ATLIN, LIARD, SKEENA, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-WEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, BOUNDARY, VERNON, YALE, LILLOOET, ALBERNI, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; INPSECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES, COAL MINING, METALLIFEROUS MINING SHIPPING IN 1907, CROWN GRANTS, $ 95

1908 / 269 / PROGRESS OF MINING; BUREAU OF MINES REPORT; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CASSIAR, SKEENA, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, ROSSLAND, NELSON, BOUNDARY, YALE, NANAIMO; MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; COAL MINING, $ 100

1909 / 298 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; PROGRESS OF MINING; BUREAU OF MINES REPORT; PORTLAND CANAL; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: SKEENA, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, YALE, ALBERNI, NANAIMO; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; COAL MINING, $ 100

1910 / 269 / BUREAU OF MINES REPORTS; MINERAL PRODUCTION; PROGRESS OF MINING; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOU, CASSIAR, SKEENA, NORTH-WEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, YALE, LILLOOET, ALBERNI, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; COAL MINING; METALLIFEROUS MINES SHIPPING IN 1910, $ 90

1911 / 313 / PRODUCTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; PROGRESS OF MINING; BUREAU OF MINES; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOO, CASSIAR, SKEENA, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-WEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, YALE, ALBERNI, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; COAL MINING; CROWN GRANTS, $ 100

1912 / 349 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; BUREAU OF MINES REPORT; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CASSIAR, SKEENA, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-WEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, BOUNDARY, NANAIMO; INSPECTION OF MINES; COAL MINING, $ 100

1915 / 473 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; PROGRESS OF MINING; BUREAU OF MINES REPORTS; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CARIBOU, CASSIAR, SKEENA, NORTH-EAST KOOTENAY, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, SOUTH-EAST KOOTENAY, NORTH-WEST KOOTENAY, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, YALE, LILLOOET, ALBERNI, NANAIMO, VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF MINES REPORTS; COAL MINING; METALLIFEROUS MINES SHIPPING IN 1915; CROWN-GRANTED MINERAL CLAIMS; one loose plate, $ 100

1916 / 547 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; PROGRESS OF MINING; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: CASSIAR, SKEENA, SOUTH-EAST, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, BOUNDARY, YALE, LILLOOET, VANCOUVER ISLAND AND COAST, VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF MINES; COAL MINING; MINES SHIPPING IN 1916; CROWN GRANTS, $ 100

1919 / 393 / MINERAL PRODUCTION; BUREAU OF MINES; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: NORTHWEST, CASSIAR, NORTHEAST, CARIBOO, EASTERN, NORTHEASTERN, SOUTHEASTERN, SLOCAN, NELSON, ROSSLAND, SOUTHERN, CENTRAL, LILLOOET, YALE, WESTERN VICTORIA; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES; COAL MINING; METALLIFEROUS MINES SHIPPING IN 1919, CROWN GRANTS, $ 100

1930 / 468 / STATISTICAL VIEW; MINERAL PRODUCTION; BUREAU OF MINES; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: NORTH-WESTERN, NORTH-EASTERN, CENTRAL, SOUTHERN, EASTERN, WESTERN; INSPECTION OF MINES; EXPLOSION AT # 4 MINE; COALMONT COLLIERIES; CROWN GRANTS, $ 100

1931 / 254 / Mineral Production; Annual mining activities covered for these Districts: Northwestern, North-Eastern, Central, Southern, Eastern, Western; Inspection of Mines, $ 90

1932 / 301 / STATISTICAL VIEW; MINERAL PRODUCTS; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: NORTH-WESTERN, NORTH-EASTERN, SOUTHERN, CENTRAL, EASTERN, WESTERN; INSPECTION OF MINES, $ 100

1933 / 365 / STATISTICAL SUMMARY AND GENERAL REVIEW; MINERAL PRODUCTION; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: NORTHWEST, SOUTH AND CENTRAL, EASTERN, WESTERN; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES, COAL MINES AND QUARRIES; RESCUE STATIONS, $ 100

1934 / 295 / MINING INDUSTRY; MINING LAWS; MINERAL SURVEY; ANNUAL MINING ACTIVITIES COVERED FOR THESE DISTRICTS: NORTHEAST, SOUTH AND CENTRAL, EASTERN, WESTERN; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES, COAL MINES AND QUARRIES, $ 100

1935 / 293 / MINING INDUSTRY; MINING LAWS; ASSAY OFFICE; NORTH-WESTERN MINERAL SURVEY DISTRICT; NORTH-EASTERN MINERAL SURVEY DISTRICT; SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MINERAL SURVEY DISTRICTS; EASTERN MINERAL SURVEY DISTRICT; WESTERN MINERAL SURVEY DISTRICT; INSPECTION OF METALLIFEROUS MINES, COAL MINES, AND QUARRIES; slightly more wrinkling to pages in this volume, ovg, $ 100

1958 / 185 / STATISTICS; LODE METALS; PLACER DEPOSITS; STRUCTURAL MATERIALS AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS; PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS; COAL; LODE-METAL DEPOSITS, $ 100


British Columbia Department of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Publications

B 21 / Anonymous / NOTES ON PLACER MINING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria, 1980, pb, 42 pages, - 2 -, $ 40

B 28 / Holland, S. S. / PLACER GOLD PRODUCTION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria, 1986, pb, 89 pages, 3 plates in pocket, - 2 -, $ 65

B 29 / Hedley, M. S. / GEOLOGY AND ORE DEPOSITS OF THE SANDON AREA, SLOCAN MINING CAMP, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria, 1952, pb, 130 pages, 14 pages, 15 figs., (3 in pocket), - 3 -, $ 75

B 31 / Mathews, W. H. / GEOLOGY OF THE SHEEP CREEK CAMP, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria, 1953, pb, 94 pages, frontispiece, 8 plates, 11 figs. (9 in pocket), 8 tables, - 2 -, $ 45

B 35 / Henderson, G. G. L. / GEOLOGY OF THE STANDFORD RANGE OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, KOOTENAY DISTRICT, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria, 1954, pb, 84 pages, 17 illustrations (3 in pocket), - 3 -, $ 20

B 41 / Fyles, J. T. and Hewlett, C. G. / STRATIGRAPHY AND STRUCTURE OF THE SALMO LEAD-ZINC AREA, Victoria, 1959, pb, 162 pages, 4 tables, 20 figs., (9 in pocket on 11 sheets), 16 plates, - 3 -, $ 75

B 68 / Sinclair, A. J., et.al. / AN ANALYSIS OF DISTRIBUTION OF MINERAL OCCURRENCES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Victoria, 1978, pb, 125 pages, 2 appendices, 11 tables, 6 figs., - 2 -, $ 45

B 70 / Garnett, J. A. / GEOLOGY AND MINERAL OCCURRENCES OF THE SOUTHERN HOGEM BATHOLITH, Victoria, 1978, pb, 75 pages, 2 appendices, 3 tables, 21 figs., 11 photographs, - 2 -, $ 45

B 71 / Höy, T. / GEOLOGY OF THE GOLDSTREAM AREA, Victoria, 1979, pb, 49 pages, 25 plates, 2 appendices, 5 tables, 13 figs. (1 in pocket), 1 photographs, - 2 -, $ 55


Geological Survey of Canada Publications relating to British Columbia:

B 227 / Lambert, M. B. / THE BENNETT LAKE CAULDRON SUBSIDENCE COMPLEX, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON TERRITORY, Ottawa, 1974, pb, 213 pages, 13 plates, 53 figs. (2 in pocket), 4 tables, - 3 -, $ 30

Map 196 A / PRINCIPLE MINERAL OCCURRENCES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, VANCOUVER SHEET, 1:506,880 scale, $ 8

M 425 / Thompson, R. I. / STRATIGRAPHY, TECTONIC EVOLUTION AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE HALFWAY RIVER MAP AREA (94B), NORTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ottawa, 1989, pb, 119 pages, 9 plates (in box), 80 figs., 4 tables, - 2 -, $ 40

P 61 - 8 / Pelletier, B. R. / TRIASSIC STRATIGRAPHY OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS, NORTHEASTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ottawa, 1961, pb, 32 pages, 1 appendix, 1 figure, - 5 -, $ 8

P 67 - 61 / Fox, P. E. / PETROLOGY OF ADAMANT PLUTON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ottawa, 1969, pb, 101 pages, 42 figs., (3 in pocket), 11 tables, - 3 -, $ 30

P 68-28 / Stott, D. F. / THE GETHING FORMATION AT PEACE RIVER CANYON, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ottawa, 1969, pb, 30 pages, 1 appendix, 1 figure, - 5 -, $ 15

P 68 - 56 / Hornbrook, E. H. W. / BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROSPECTING FOR MOLYBDENUM IN WEST-CENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ottawa, 1969, pb, 41 pages, 3 tables, 11 figs., 4 appendices, - 3 -, $ 38


Miscellaneous British Columbia Publications:

Crosby, P. / TECTONIC, PLUTONIC, AND METAMORPHIC HISTORY OF CENTRAL KOOTENAY ARC, BRITISH COLUMBIA, GSA SP 99, Boulder, 1968, pb, 94 pages, 12 figs., 5 plates, 8 tables, 1 map (in pocket), - 5 -, $ 28

Danner, W. R. / GUIDEBOOK FOR GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIPS IN SOUTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Vancouver, 1960, pb, 53 pages, 9 figs., 1 plate (in pocket), - 3 -, $ 25 [Covers stratigraphy, granitic rocks, geomorphology, two field trips, engineering geology; Pocket contains two extra maps: 1010A Ashcroft and 737A Hope; the Ashcroft map shows location of 26 identified mining properites]

Kernan, W. K. / LODE METALS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, 1962, British Columbia Department of Mines & Petroleum Resources, pb, 144 pages, vg, $ 20

Leach, W. W. / THE TELKWA RIVER AND VICINITY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Ottawa, 1907, afb, 23 pages, plus 4 page addendum, 1 plate in pocket, - 2 -, $ 8

Lydon, J. W., et.al. / THE GEOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SULLIVAN DEPOSIT, BRITISH COLUMBIA, GAC SP 1, St. Johns, 2000, cl, 834 pages, additional tables and appendices on cd (in pocket), - 1 -, $ 149

Mathews, B. and Monger, J. /  ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (SOUTHERN), Missoula, 2014, pb, 416 pages, - 1 -, $ 24

Ramsey, B. / MINING IN FOCUS: An Illustrated History of Mining in British Columbia, Vancouver, 1968, pb, 230 pages (approximately), - 3 -, $ 30

Sterne, N. / FRASER GOLD 1858! THE FOUNDING OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Pullman, 1998, cl, 187 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Stowell, H. H. And McClelland, W. C., Ed. / TECTONICS OF THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA, GSA SP 343, Boulder, 2000, pb, 289 pages, - 1 -, $ 45

Taylor, G. W. / THE HISTORY OF MINING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Seattle, 1978, cl, 195 pages, glossary, index, - 2 -, $ 25


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