Table 36 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2021 Revised Spending Intentions3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 21.2 96.6 3.7 0.4 0 5.4 127.4
Nova Scotia 0.4 49.5 0 0 0 0.4 50.3
New Brunswick 2.3 16.4 0 0 2.3 21.0
Quebec 82.5 833.5 4.8 1.6 64.8 987.1
Ontario 205.7 628.4 0 3.2 19.7 857.1
Manitoba 33.3 48.2 0 0.2 0.1 5.3 87.1
Saskatchewan 39.3 22.1 0 99.2 28.0 26.2 214.7
Alberta 0 0 0 0.1 44.8 44.9
British Columbia 183.7 469.2 0.1 0 0.1 44.6 697.6
Yukon 29.8 109.1 0 0 0 0.1 139.0
Northwest Territories 14.2 37.2 0 0 10.9 3.7 66.0
Nunavut 4.6 93.1 21.5 4.1 0 123.2
Total 616.9 2,403.2 30.1 99.9 48.0 217.2 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.