Table 05 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 20194 Preliminary Estimates3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.6 27.7 4.6 0.3 0 4.4 48.6
Nova Scotia 1.4 34.1 0 0 0 0.3 35.9
New Brunswick 4.8 3.3 0 0 0 2.6 10.7
Quebec 55.9 320.9 10.5 1.3 43.8 432.4
Ontario 143.4 321.0 0 9.5 22.8 496.7
Manitoba 30.3 19.7 0 0 3.5 13.9 67.4
Saskatchewan 10.8 14.2 0 159.2 54.9 33.5 272.6
Alberta 0.1 0 0 2.6 39.6 42.3
British Columbia 106.4 203.3 0 0 0 41.9 351.6
Yukon 18.6 120.9 0 0 0 0.1 139.6
Northwest Territories 14.7 21.8 0 0 28.9 0.9 66.3
Nunavut 2.2 101.0 5.6 0.6 13.7 0.1 123.2
Total 400.2 1,187.8 20.8 162.7 111.8 204.0 2,087.3



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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