The Northern Miner has collaborated with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and IntelligenceMine to present an interactive data board of the top-100 Canadian exploration assets in 2016 based on project expenditures. NRCan contributed, geographically by province and territory, the “100 top-spending off-mine exploration and deposit appraisals last year.” All locations and details displayed have been compiled by the Lands and Minerals Sector of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) from public sources. NRCan does not assume responsibility for errors or omissions. No portion of the map may be reproduced in any form without prior consent.
The above graphic includes interconnected geographic (latitude/longitude) data, as well as commodity distribution. The latest national survey of company spending intentions indicates that mineral exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures in Canada are expected to increase 18% to $1.8 billion in 2017 from $1.6 billion in 2016.
Please hover your cursor over each project coordinate on the map to view the details. You may also click on a commodity (i.e. gold) in the pie chart to view only specific properties in the map layout, and zoom in on points on the map with your mouse wheel.
If you would like to increase the resolution (size) of the report please hit the following icon in the graphic:
We have also provided a table of raw geographic/provincial results for reference:
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1) Exploration and Deposit Appraisal includes all activities carried out to search for, discover, characterize, and define in detail a mineral deposit up to and including the pre-feasibility and final feasibility studies that will support a production decision and the investment required.
2) When we refer to a “Project” it may represent a single property or a group of properties or claims.
3) Expenditures includes field work, associated overhead costs, engineering, feasibility and economic studies, environment, and land access costs, as well as investment in non-residential construction and machinery and equipment, where applicable.
4) Off-Mine-Site excludes activities by mine operators on or surrounding their mine sites and activities at mines committed to production; however, may include activities on sites of previously closed mines.
5) Survey definitions are based on the Generalized Model of Mineral Resource.
Note: NRCan and The Northern Miner do not assume responsibility for errors or omissions.
For a link to the original government release, please click here.