Geology, Exploration and Mining in BC

Annual reporting has been restructured many times since 1874. These historical series are now published as:

  • Geological Fieldwork (released as the first Paper in a given year)
  • The Provincial Overview of Mining and Exploration, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia (released as the first Information Circular in a given year)
  • and, The Coal Industry Overview (released as the second Information Circular in a given year)

Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia was introduced in 1969. Expanding on reviews that were part of the Annual Report of the Ministry series, it included chapters on metals, placer deposits, structural materials, industrial minerals, and coal.

In 1975, the series was separated into three parts: 1) Geology in British Columbia (discontinued after 1981), 2) Exploration in British Columbia (overviews of mineral exploration activity and summaries of assessment reports), and 3) Mining in British Columbia (discontinued after 1990). 

In 1985, Exploration in British Columbia was split into Part A (including a provincial overview and district summaries contributed by Regional Geologists in Smithers, Prince George, Vancouver, Kamloops and Cranbrook), Part B (Geological Descriptions of Selected Properties, discontinued in 2005), and Part C (Assessment Report Summaries). Part C was discontinued in 1989, and information about assessment reports was transferred to the Assessment Report Indexing System (ARIS). The Regional Geologist reports continued as Exploration and Mining in British Columbia.

First published in 1983, the Mineral Exploration Review, was released as the first Information Circular in a given year. It provided a provincial overview, summarizing significant exploration and development projects in the province. This series continued on the Provincial Overview of Mines and Mineral Exploration. As Information Circulars are continually published, the Mineral Exploration Review publications are not included on this page. 

As of 2016, the Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia combines what was previously in two publications (Provincial Overview of Mines and Mineral Exploration, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia).

 

2014-2001 | 2000-1986 | 1985-1970

2014-2001

 

2014:    Regional Geologist Summaries, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2013

 

2013:    Regional Geologist Summaries; Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2012

 

2012:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2011

 

2011:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2010

 

2010:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2009

 

2009:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2008

 

2008:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2007

 

2007:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2006

 

2006:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2005

 

2005:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2004

 

2004:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2003

 

2003:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2002

 

2002:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2001

 

2001:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 2000

2000-1986

 

2000:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1999

 

1999:    Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1998

 

1998:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1997

 

1997:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1996

 

1996:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1995

 

1995:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1994

 

1994:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1993

 

1993:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1992

 

1992:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1991

 

1991:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1990

 

1990:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1989

 

1990:    Mining in British Columbia, 1988

 

1990:    Mining in British Columbia, 1986-1987

 

1989:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1988

 

1989:    Mining in British Columbia, 1981-1985

 

1988:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1987

 

1987:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1986

 

1986:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1985

1985-1970

 

1985:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1984

 

1984:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1983

 

1983:    Geology in British Columbia 1976-1981

 

1983:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1982

 

1982:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1981

 

1981:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1980

 

1980:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1979

 

1979:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1978

 

1978:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1977

 

1977:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1976

 

1977:    Geology in British Columbia, 1976

 

1976:    Geology in British Columbia, 1975

 

1976:    Exploration in British Columbia, 1975

 

1975:    Mining in British Columbia, 1974

 

1975:    Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1974

 

1974:    Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1973

 

1973:    Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1972

 

1972:    Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1971

 

1971:    Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1970

 

1970:    Geology, Exploration and Mining in British Columbia, 1969