Table 05 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 20214 Preliminary Estimates3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 19.6 119.6 4.3 0.3 0 1.9 145.6
Nova Scotia 16.3 33.2 0.1 0 0 0.6 50.2
New Brunswick 3.1 15.7 0 0 0 2.4 21.1
Quebec 110.3 689.9 107.2 1.0 56.1 964.5
Ontario 190.3 665.1 0.1 3.0 19.2 877.8
Manitoba 83.0 34.3 0 0 2.9 120.3
Saskatchewan 56.7 20.5 0 136.6 26.0 29.4 269.2
Alberta 0.3 0 0 0 0 25.6 25.9
British Columbia 215.8 541.1 0 0 0.8 55.3 813.0
Yukon 24.9 110.1 0 0 0 135.1
Northwest Territories 14.2 35.4 0 0 17.0 1.4 68.1
Nunavut 2.6 140.2 3.6 0.1 2.6 0 149.2
Total 737.1 2,405.2 115.2 137.2 50.4 194.9 3,640.0



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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.