Table 06 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2021 Spending Intentions3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 15.9 61.6 1.7 0.5 0 3.0 82.6
Nova Scotia 0.4 38.0 0 0 0 0.1 38.6
New Brunswick 2.0 14.2 0.2 0 0 1.5 17.9
Quebec 73.4 849.7 5.9 2.6 56.5 988.2
Ontario 191.0 436.9 0 3.8 18.4 650.1
Manitoba 26.0 43.2 0 0.2 0.1 4.4 74.0
Saskatchewan 7.2 17.4 0 92.4 22.2 29.0 168.1
Alberta 0 0 1.3 0.1 0 49.4 50.8
British Columbia 150.2 387.5 0.1 0 0 37.0 574.8
Yukon 27.4 70.9 0 0 0 0.1 98.5
Northwest Territories 7.9 30.4 0 0 6.3 3.1 47.7
Nunavut 0.5 65.7 13.5 1.7 4.0 0 85.4
Total 501.9 2,015.6 22.8 94.9 38.9 202.6 2,876.7



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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