Table 01 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2017 - 2020 Annual, 20213 Preliminary Estimates and 20224 Spending Intentions2

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Year Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Other Metals Nonmetals Diamond Coal Total
($ millions)
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
20213 737.1 2,405.2 115.2 137.2 95.3 38.3 50.4 61.3 3,640.0
20224 846.3 2,294.0 31.0 232.2 168.5 60.1 56.3 52.8 3,741.3



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.