Exploration and Deposit AppraisalFootnote1, Canadian Totals by Commodity

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Year Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Other Metals Nonmetals Diamond Coal Total
($ millions)
2015 382.0 857.5 28.1 170.2 68.7 124.8 119.3 91.8 1,842.4
2016 236.7 952.6 22.5 163.9 48.0 81.2 77.7 46.2 1,628.8
2017 322.2 1,430.5 9.1 137.4 89.0 58.4 83.2 55.7 2,185.5
2018 376.6 1,522.8 18.4 169.7 140.7 78.6 108.8 69.5 2,485.2
2019 425.4 1,297.9 17.1 162.3 105.9 58.7 127.0 92.2 2,286.5
2020 385.4 1,480.2 30.6 66.8 33.1 35.1 64.0 96.2 2,191.4
2021 800.4 2,475.0 97.6 122.2 112.6 65.3 51.8 56.1 3,781.0
2022 1,163.1 2,589.6 20.2 237.7 262.4 71.8 40.0 46.5 4,431.3
2023Footnote2 958.8 1,953.1 15.2 300.3 548.4 63.4 30.0 44.2 3,913.3
2024Footnote3 1,045.7 1,989.9 47.9 307.9 579.7 89.0 28.6 23.6 4,112.3

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Source: Natural Resources Canada, from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures.
Quebec data are compiled by l’Institut de la statistique du Québec.