Table 09 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, by Mineral Commodity Sought, 2017

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Province/Territory Base Metals Precious Metals Iron Uranium Diamonds Others2 Total
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 10.8 23.4 2.0 0.8 0 4.6 41.5
Nova Scotia 1.1 16.6 0 0 0 0.5 18.2
New Brunswick 10.6 2.4 0 0 0 2.9 15.8
Quebec 69.0 425.8 3.8 2.6 72.7 573.9
Ontario 117.3 402.5 0.5 5.0 14.4 539.7
Manitoba 11.9 27.0 0 0.3 1.9 41.1
Saskatchewan 3.3 9.5 0 136.0 6.5 35.9 191.2
Alberta 0 0 0.2 0.1 24.2 24.6
British Columbia 57.7 200.0 0.3 0 0 44.6 302.6
Yukon 25.5 143.0 0 0 0 0.2 168.7
Northwest Territories 11.4 22.2 0 0 56.3 1.3 91.2
Nunavut 3.7 158.1 2.5 0.4 12.3 0 177.0
Total 322.2 1,430.5 9.1 137.4 83.2 203.1 2,185.5



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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