Table 03 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Junior and Senior Companies, by Province and Territory, 2015 - 2018 Annual, 20193 Preliminary Estimates and 20204 Spending Intentions2

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Province / Territory 2015 2016 2017 2018 20193 20204
Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 28.7 18.7 14.9 10.5 11.7 29.8 20.9 26.1 19.8 28.8 29.3 35.6
Nova Scotia 0.2 9.8 1.5 3.8 15.5 2.7 34.7 5.6 28.4 7.5 28.9 4.5
New Brunswick 1.8 6.9 9.6 4.6 3.9 12.0 3.8 21.8 2.2 8.5 3.6 8.6
Quebec 114.5 145.0 117.5 179.9 238.3 335.6 200.8 364.1 168.0 264.4 268.9 292.1
Ontario 387.0 53.2 288.3 105.9 340.6 199.1 427.5 163.9 383.6 113.1 361.1 108.8
Manitoba 41.6 5.3 40.0 7.3 28.0 13.1 37.5 12.2 39.9 27.5 32.6 24.1
Saskatchewan 175.6 81.4 133.4 95.4 107.3 83.9 151.1 110.9 148.8 123.9 198.8 103.8
Alberta 16.6 1.9 14.8 1.8 19.1 5.5 22.6 4.0 28.3 14.0 25.1 23.6
British Columbia 234.1 112.2 124.5 107.1 134.1 168.5 209.1 218.7 194.8 156.9 142.0 175.8
Yukon 36.9 55.3 56.5 33.9 58.2 110.5 112.3 70.0 83.1 56.5 51.7 46.1
Northwest Territories 55.3 45.6 26.1 47.0 36.6 54.6 48.1 63.9 25.0 41.3 20.3 31.8
Nunavut 172.5 42.5 168.9 35.6 116.0 61.0 95.5 60.1 98.9 24.3 92.7 23.0
Total 1,264.7 577.7 996.0 632.8 1,109.3 1,076.2 1,363.9 1,121.3 1,220.7 866.6 1,255.0 877.8
Total Juniors and Seniors 1,842.4 1,628.8 2,185.5 2,485.2 2,087.3 2,132.8



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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