Table 08 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Activity1, by Province and Territory, 2019

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Province/Territory Drilling (Surface and Underground) Geochemistry and Geology Geophysics Rock Work2 Other Field Costs Engineering, Economic and Feasibility Studies Mineral Leases, Claims, Line Cutting and Head Office Environment Land Access Grand Total
Diamond Other
Metres Cost Metres Cost
(thousands) ($000) (thousands) ($000) ($000)
Newfoundland and Labrador 134 23,729 2 500 9,410 1,809 552 2,948 4,665 4,956 1,569 151 50,290
Nova Scotia 38 10,451 0 87 9,003 1,502 3,000 90 7,811 1,555 4,430 0 37,929
New Brunswick 42 3,692 0 0 2,741 1,627 1,198 139 98 2,599 228 375 12,697
Quebec 1,453 259,472 0 70 34,022 23,503 53,471 29,860 24,220 41,776 18,933 17,832 503,159
Ontario 1,357 242,994 56 11,240 60,269 19,385 49,293 31,211 44,578 38,422 14,377 11,454 523,222
Manitoba 178 38,809 0 0 8,883 3,065 0 7,153 7,614 7,357 4,444 150 77,476
Saskatchewan 266 77,286 12 41,604 8,905 8,506 14,057 24,294 34,662 56,100 9,304 2,736 277,455
Alberta 1 563 1 927 1,062 276 0 1,850 35,820 8,416 2,685 1,596 53,195
British Columbia 539 135,312 11 3,159 44,434 8,681 24,811 47,959 45,671 36,885 29,245 12,500 388,657
Yukon 163 62,587 65 8,999 21,461 1,942 275 23,388 17,272 18,162 6,525 5,591 166,201
Northwest Territories 64 17,163 2 790 25,759 1,853 0 13,707 10,754 1,425 8,087 256 79,795
Nunavut 122 48,818 0 0 5,928 2,421 13,910 5,187 20,100 12,914 5,691 1,414 116,383
Total 4,358 920,877 150 67,376 231,878 74,570 160,568 187,787 253,265 230,567 105,517 54,056 2,286,459
Percentage of grand total 40.3 2.9 10.1 3.3 7.0 8.2 11.1 10.1 4.6 2.4 100.0



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.

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