Table 07 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Activity1, by Province and Territory, 2017

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Province/Territory Drilling (Surface and Underground) Geochemistry and Geology Geophysics Rock Work2 Other Field Costs Engineering, Economic and Feasibility Studies Mineral Leases, Claims, Line Cutting and Head Office Environment Land Access Grand Total
Diamond Other
Metres Cost Metres Cost
(thousands) ($000) (thousands) ($000) ($000)
Newfoundland and Labrador 110 19,986 0 0 8,113 2,958 740 1,308 2,140 3,039 3,146 88 41,518
Nova Scotia 74 12,769 0 0 1,220 235 0 72 2,332 810 771 0 18,210
New Brunswick 56 5,903 0 0 3,074 345 328 951 944 3,739 260 278 15,822
Quebec 1,843 271,217 13 1,878 43,255 20,437 35,690 37,713 54,516 83,853 13,333 12,054 573,947
Ontario 1,588 241,043 62 3,343 45,035 12,708 89,314 19,708 76,044 35,794 11,720 4,966 539,674
Manitoba 111 16,311 0 0 3,989 2,903 335 5,120 4,776 2,578 4,002 1,134 41,149
Saskatchewan 431 90,797 11 3,903 12,997 13,695 935 10,515 17,998 30,478 9,121 736 191,173
Alberta 8 1,525 0 0 3,375 145 79 1,708 4,659 7,086 4,992 989 24,558
British Columbia 531 91,310 28 7,212 49,411 5,584 13,080 39,584 21,774 34,359 31,447 8,818 302,580
Yukon 191 60,130 71 14,738 23,178 5,369 3,797 12,606 19,263 14,111 12,475 3,049 168,715
Northwest Territories 66 30,102 0 0 11,762 4,041 0 7,381 6,628 1,679 14,965 14,631 91,189
Nunavut 162 54,955 30 11,945 15,682 3,697 21,830 21,515 16,637 9,700 12,686 8,358 177,005
Total 5,171 896,048 215 43,018 221,093 72,117 166,127 158,179 227,712 227,226 118,919 55,099 2,185,539
Percentage of grand total 41.0 2.0 10.1 3.3 7.6 7.2 10.4 10.4 5.4 2.5 100.0



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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