Table 04 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2019

Printable version (PDF, 361.45 kB)


Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.9 30.1 4.6 0.3 0 3.4 50.3
Nova Scotia 1.5 36.1 0 0 0 0.3 37.9
New Brunswick 6.7 3.3 0 0 0 2.7 12.7
Quebec 65.5 353.6 4.8 1.6 77.7 503.2
Ontario 139.5 351.2 0 9.5 23.0 523.2
Manitoba 39.4 20.7 0 0 3.5 14.0 77.5
Saskatchewan 11.2 14.8 0 158.8 60.0 32.7 277.5
Alberta 0.1 0 2.0 2.6 48.5 53.2
British Columbia 110.8 224.8 0 0 53.0 388.7
Yukon 18.5 147.5 0 0 0 0.1 166.2
Northwest Territories 18.1 21.7 0 0 38.6 1.4 79.8
Nunavut 2.3 94.1 5.6 0.6 13.7 0.1 116.4
Total 425.4 1,297.9 17.1 162.3 127.0 256.8 2,286.5



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.

Date modified: