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Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal ExpendituresFootnote1, by Province and Territory, 2012 - 2015 Annual and 2016Footnotea Revised Spending IntentionsFootnote2

Province / Territory 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016Footnotea
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 199.9 5.2 117.2 5.0 80.7 4.0 47.4 2.6 20.3 1.4
Nova Scotia 14.6 0.4 12.3 0.5 7.0 0.3 10.1 0.5 6.8 0.5
New Brunswick 28.0 0.7 27.6 1.2 29.0 1.4 8.6 0.5 7.7 0.5
Quebec 620.7 16.0 381.8 16.2 317.4 15.7 259.5 14.1 241.2 16.5
Ontario 961.5 24.8 562.0 23.9 468.1 23.2 440.2 23.9 394.8 26.9
Manitoba 105.6 2.7 61.4 2.6 28.0 1.4 46.9 2.5 55.1 3.8
Saskatchewan 411.1 10.6 221.7 9.4 245.2 12.2 257.0 13.9 256.8 17.5
Alberta 35.2 0.9 38.9 1.7 26.1 1.3 18.5 1.0 19.3 1.3
British Columbia 734.1 18.9 493.0 21.0 448.9 22.3 346.3 18.8 205.9 14.0
Yukon 233.2 6.0 100.6 4.3 107.1 5.3 92.2 5.0 82.6 5.6
Northwest Territories 108.7 2.8 77.9 3.3 101.7 5.0 100.9 5.5 53.0 3.6
Nunavut 422.5 10.9 257.6 11.0 158.0 7.8 215.0 11.7 122.1 8.3
Total 3,875.1 100.0 2,352.0 100.0 2,017.4 100.0 1,842.4 100.0 1,465.7 100.0



Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Exploration and deposit appraisal activities include only the search for and appraisal of deposits and do not include work for extensions of known reserves.
Source: Natural Resources Canada, from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures.

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