Table 26 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2016 - 20202 Annual and 2021 Revised Spending Intentions3

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Year Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Other Metals Nonmetals Diamond Coal Total
($ millions)
2016 236.7 952.6 22.5 163.9 48.0 81.2 77.7 46.2 1,628.8
2017 322.2 1,430.5 9.1 137.4 89.0 58.4 83.2 55.7 2,185.5
2018 376.6 1,522.8 18.4 169.7 140.7 78.6 108.8 69.5 2,485.2
2019 425.4 1,297.9 17.1 162.3 105.9 58.7 127.0 92.2 2,286.5
2020 385.4 1,480.2 30.6 66.8 33.1 35.1 64.0 96.2 2,191.4
20213 616.9 2,403.2 30.1 99.9 97.2 46.1 48.0 74.0 3,415.4



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.