Table 06 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2022 Spending Intentions3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 40.4 132.3 11.8 0.4 0 4.0 188.8
Nova Scotia 5.4 34.3 0.1 0 0 0.6 40.4
New Brunswick 3.0 20.4 0 0 0 4.0 27.4
Quebec 127.3 579.9 11.3 0.3 1.5 86.3 806.5
Ontario 157.7 713.4 0.3 9.8 30.8 911.9
Manitoba 94.4 43.1 0 0.1 0 17.0 154.6
Saskatchewan 55.1 20.1 0 220.0 24.7 43.1 362.8
Alberta 0.9 0 0 25.5 26.4
British Columbia 311.9 471.0 0 0 0.8 68.1 851.9
Yukon 34.2 123.6 0 0 0 0.1 157.9
Northwest Territories 12.3 37.8 0 0 18.7 0.5 69.4
Nunavut 3.8 118.3 7.7 11.1 0.8 1.5 143.2
Total 846.3 2,294.0 31.0 232.2 56.3 281.5 3,741.3



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.