Publication Summary
Issue ID: IC2011-02
Title: Rare Metals in British Columbia
Author(s): Johal, A., Northcote, B., Hancock, K.D.
Series Name: Information Circular
Publication Year: 2011
NTS Map Sheet(s): 082;083;092;093;094;102;103;104;114
Place Keyword(s): British Columbia
Lat/Long (NSWE): 60, 48, -140, -114
Theme Keyword(s): Rare Metals, MINFILE, brochure, REE

This brochure briefly describes rare metal deposits in British Columbia, including the Aley, Upper Fir, Wicheeda, Carbo, Mount Copeland and Mount Bisson deposits. It has a location map of selected rare metal deposits. The MINFILE database lists over 90 rare metal occurrences hosted by carbonatites, nepheline syenites, rare element enriched pegmatites, skarns, massive sulphide deposits, sedimentary phosphate deposits and placer deposits. In approximately 25 of these occurrences, rare metals are considered the primary commodities. The recent surge in interest has added a number of new occurrences. To date, only a handful of prospects are developed beyond very early stage exploration.