Table 04 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2018

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 9.8 26.2 8.2 1.1 0 1.7 47.1
Nova Scotia 2.2 37.5 0 0 0 0.6 40.4
New Brunswick 19.9 2.8 0 0 0 2.9 25.6
Quebec 68.6 384.9 2.9 2.9 105.4 564.8
Ontario 88.0 448.0 8.5 46.9 591.4
Manitoba 20.0 20.4 0 0.2 3.0 6.1 49.7
Saskatchewan 16.4 12.7 0 167.9 27.0 37.8 261.9
Alberta 0.1 0 0.5 0.1 25.9 26.6
British Columbia 94.1 274.2 0.3 0 0 59.3 427.9
Yukon 28.4 153.7 0 0 0 0.1 182.3
Northwest Territories 22.9 26.1 0 0 60.8 2.1 112.0
Nunavut 6.0 136.2 6.5 0.3 6.5 0 155.6
Total 376.6 1,522.8 18.4 169.7 108.8 288.8 2,485.2



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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