Table 04 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2020

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 8.0 63.5 1.5 0.4 0 0.8 74.3
Nova Scotia 1.0 25.1 0 0 0 0.2 26.3
New Brunswick 2.5 9.4 0 0 2.2 14.1
Quebec 40.2 446.0 25.5 0.7 21.6 534.0
Ontario 143.3 409.2 0 0 4.3 9.3 566.2
Manitoba 27.9 30.1 0 2.4 1.3 61.7
Saskatchewan 8.5 13.4 0 66.0 47.5 23.0 158.5
Alberta 0 0 0 0.2 46.3 46.6
British Columbia 123.7 331.1 0 0 0.8 57.9 513.5
Yukon 16.3 67.2 0 0 0 0.1 83.6
Northwest Territories 13.3 19.3 0 0 7.9 1.6 41.9
Nunavut 0.7 65.9 3.6 0.1 0.5 0 70.7
Total 385.4 1,480.2 30.6 66.8 64.0 164.4 2,191.4



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