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, and 3) Mining in British Columbia (discontinued after 1990).
Exploration in British Columbia provided overviews of mineral exploration activity and summaries of assessment reports. In 1985, it 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). As of 2016, the Regional Geologist reports are combined with the province-wide overview as part of the Provincial Overview of Exploration and Mining in British Columbia.