Table 08 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Activity1, by Province and Territory, 2018

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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 117 19,184 0 0 10,511 1,809 464 2,158 2,586 9,243 717 394 47,066
Nova Scotia 68 12,620 2 222 3,957 589 4,161 5,248 7,980 1,696 3,863 16 40,352
New Brunswick 89 11,888 0 0 4,329 1,633 146 256 347 6,126 613 285 25,623
Quebec 1,541 256,924 8 1,778 41,419 23,362 70,988 30,881 73,735 36,702 15,345 13,687 564,821
Ontario 1,536 245,505 58 14,200 65,867 22,231 82,729 28,269 65,876 34,559 18,433 13,764 591,433
Manitoba 88 17,847 0 0 5,994 8,933 0 7,161 2,493 4,955 1,946 352 49,681
Saskatchewan 385 88,704 13 28,493 10,646 9,948 4,047 27,098 21,864 50,523 19,411 1,201 261,933
Alberta 1 1,584 7 704 933 372 0 3,649 9,883 7,338 1,956 171 26,591
British Columbia 600 149,755 20 6,558 47,679 9,459 6,310 53,355 60,172 48,156 35,178 11,233 427,857
Yukon 135 46,781 68 11,432 23,276 5,657 7,117 24,079 25,696 19,589 12,957 5,705 182,289
Northwest Territories 114 48,196 0 0 18,523 7,976 0 8,201 8,042 1,601 11,050 8,378 111,966
Nunavut 134 59,236 13 4,307 9,768 3,615 26,066 20,262 9,260 7,161 10,407 5,523 155,605
Total 4,808 958,223 189 67,695 242,902 95,584 202,029 210,618 287,933 227,649 131,877 60,709 2,485,218
Percentage of grand total 38.6 2.7 9.8 3.8 8.1 8.5 11.6 9.2 5.3 2.4 100.0



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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