Table 06 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2020 Spending Intentions3

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 19.2 34.3 4.7 0.5 0 6.3 65.0
Nova Scotia 1.4 31.9 0 0 0 33.4
New Brunswick 7.9 3.0 0 0 0 1.3 12.2
Quebec 67.1 438.3 10.3 0.3 44.9 560.9
Ontario 157.5 285.9 0 5.3 21.1 469.9
Manitoba 22.2 26.8 0 0 3.5 4.3 56.7
Saskatchewan 9.4 14.4 0 156.1 87.1 35.6 302.6
Alberta 0 0 0 3.2 0 45.5 48.7
British Columbia 90.1 196.6 0 0 0 31.1 317.8
Yukon 17.5 80.3 0 0 0 0.1 97.9
Northwest Territories 10.5 17.1 0 0 23.5 1.0 52.1
Nunavut 2.5 100.1 10.8 0.2 2.1 115.7
Total 405.4 1,228.6 25.8 160.0 121.9 191.2 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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