Table 05 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 20204 Preliminary Estimates3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 4.7 58.9 1.8 0.6 0 0.8 66.8
Nova Scotia 1.4 25.3 0 0 0 0.1 26.8
New Brunswick 1.9 8.4 0 0 2.0 12.3
Quebec 56.5 410.1 26.0 0.7 17.8 511.2
Ontario 173.8 382.7 0 0 2.9 10.1 569.6
Manitoba 29.1 23.8 0 0.9 2.8 56.6
Saskatchewan 9.2 13.3 0 87.4 25.1 23.9 158.9
Alberta 0 0 0.1 0.2 0 49.0 49.4
British Columbia 99.6 300.4 0.1 0 0 57.5 457.4
Yukon 18.0 57.7 0 0 0 0.1 75.9
Northwest Territories 5.3 20.2 0 0 8.6 1.4 35.4
Nunavut 0.6 66.2 3.6 0.3 0.4 0 71.0
Total 400.0 1,367.0 31.6 88.4 38.7 165.6 2,091.3



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.

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