Table 10 - Exploration5 and Deposit Appraisal6 Expenditures Separately, by Province and Territory,1 2015 - 2018 Annual, 20192 Preliminary Estimates and 20203 Spending Intentions4

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Province / Territory 2015 2016 2017 2018 20192 20203
Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 25.2 22.2 22.4 3.0 40.1 1.4 38.8 8.2 40.3 8.3 48.9 16.1
Nova Scotia 4.8 5.2 5.3 0 3.8 14.4 25.3 15.0 10.3 25.6 14.9 18.5
New Brunswick 4.4 4.2 13.6 0.6 14.6 1.2 24.3 1.4 9.4 1.3 11.2 1.0
Quebec 193.7 65.8 219.3 78.1 392.0 182.0 417.4 147.5 360.3 72.1 395.8 165.1
Ontario 301.9 138.2 303.8 90.4 373.6 166.1 409.3 182.2 383.8 113.0 362.0 107.9
Manitoba 46.9 0 34.4 12.9 30.0 11.2 46.9 2.8 50.7 16.7 49.7 7.0
Saskatchewan 163.8 93.2 209.8 19.0 152.6 38.6 140.3 121.6 152.9 119.7 191.6 111.0
Alberta 3.7 14.7 3.0 13.7 5.2 19.4 5.5 21.1 15.9 26.4 25.9 22.8
British Columbia 117.0 229.3 136.4 95.1 214.8 87.8 270.1 157.7 224.1 127.5 230.2 87.7
Yukon 46.8 45.4 56.8 33.5 107.3 61.4 96.7 85.6 71.6 68.0 79.8 18.1
Northwest Territories 54.4 46.4 53.8 19.2 83.9 7.3 97.1 14.9 56.9 9.4 49.2 2.8
Nunavut 119.6 95.5 120.5 84.0 120.1 56.9 106.0 49.6 111.0 12.2 77.0 38.7
Canada 1,082.3 760.1 1,179.2 449.6 1,537.8 647.7 1,677.6 807.6 1,487.1 600.2 1,536.1 596.7
Total 1,842.4 1,628.8 2,185.5 2,485.2 2,087.3 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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