Sub-program 1.3.3

Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (TGI4)


Mineral resources are one of the principal economic drivers in many rural and remote Canadian communities, but known reserves are depleting. In order to sustain economic viability in these areas, new geoscience knowledge and techniques are required to help industry more effectively explore for buried, as-yet-undiscovered mineral resources in existing and emerging mining areas. The Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 is the fourth generation of this initiative, which develops an understanding of entire mineral systems and provides industry innovative ways for deep exploration, thereby maximizing yield. This initiative targets selected mineral districts across Canada to provide the best examples of Canada's major ore systems and to develop optimal predictive models and techniques for deep exploration. In turn, this Program supports the natural resource sectors’ access to viable investment opportunities.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
By applying NRCan knowledge and/or techniques, industry explores more effectively for as-yet-undiscovered resources Number of attributions of use of NRCan's geoscience knowledge and techniques in exploration strategies resulting in greater exploration effectiveness 12 by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
11,888 11,888