Industrial minerals in British Columbia-new developments, new discoveries and new opportunities

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 933, 1990

Z.D. Hora, B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

There has been a number of new developments in British Columbia's industrial minerals field over the past few years. Several new industrial operations were started to diversify the line of British Columbia mineral production by magnesite, per-lite and fuller's earth. Industry activities and geological projects have identified occurrences of rare earth minerals, niobium, kao-line, fireclay and zeolites. The Geological Survey Branch significantly improved its database on industrial minerals. New geological concepts based on recent work are opening a number of new opportunities for further industrial minerals' exploration and development in British Columbia.
Keywords: Industrial minerals, Mineral production, Exploration