Table 01 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2016 - 2019 Annual, 20203 Preliminary Estimates and 20214 Spending Intentions2

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Year Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Other Metals Nonmetals Diamond Coal Total
($ millions)
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
20203 400.0 1,367.0 31.6 88.4 35.4 33.1 38.7 97.1 2,091.3
20214 501.9 2,015.6 22.8 94.9 86.8 41.2 38.9 74.6 2,876.7



Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. See Explanatory Notes for Tables of Mineral Exploration, and Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Tables
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.

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