Map of Top 100 Exploration Projects

(published in March 2018)

Map of Top 100 Exploration and Deposit AppraisalFootnote 1 ProjectsFootnote 2 of 2017 (Based on ExpendituresFootnote 3)

Displayed geographically by province and territory are the 100 top-spending off-mine-siteFootnote 4 exploration and deposit appraisal projects of 2017. Although the top 100 projects have been identified using data from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures,Footnote 5 all locations and project information displayed here have been compiled by the Lands and Minerals Sector of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) from a variety of 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.

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Legend

BM Base metals: copper, lead, nickel, zinc
PM Precious metals: gold, silver, platinum group elements
OM Other metals: lithium
FM Ferrous metals
IM Industrial minerals: graphite
U Uranium
C Coal
K Potash
D Diamonds
 

List of Top 100 Projects

Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. South Tally Pond - BM
  2. Valentine Lake - PM

Nova Scotia

  1. Cochrane Hill - PM
  2. Fifteen Mile Stream - PM

Quebec

  1. Lac Guéret - IM
  2. Matawinie - IM
  3. Qiqavik - PM
  4. Urban-Barry - PM
  5. Gladiator - PM
  6. Windfall Lake - PM
  7. Clearwater - PM
  8. Whabouchi - OM
  9. Cheechoo - PM
  10. Montalembert - PM
  11. Rose - OM
  12. James Bay - OM
  13. Quévillon - PM
  14. East Cadillac - PM
  15. Orenada - PM
  16. Sigma-Lamaque - PM
  17. Québec Lithium - OM
  18. Douay - PM
  19. Authier - OM
  20. Brouillan (B26) - BM
  21. Horne - PM
  22. Martinière - PM

Ontario

  1. Garrison - PM
  2. Golden Highway - PM
  3. Clavos - PM
  4. Bradshaw - PM
  5. Onaping Depth - BM
  6. Victoria - BM
  7. Côté Lake - PM
  8. Borden - PM
  9. Magino - PM
  10. Wawa - PM
  11. Sugar Zone - PM
  12. Eagle’s Nest - BM
  13. Moss Lake - PM
  14. Goldlund - PM
  15. Goliath - PM
  16. Phoenix Gold - PM
  17. Hasaga - PM
  18. Madsen - PM

Manitoba

  1. Monument Bay - PM
  2. Lynn Lake - PM

Saskatchewan

  1. Albany - K
  2. Southey/Eyebrow - K
  3. Christie Lake - U
  4. Wheeler River - U
  5. Vanguard - K
  6. Hook Lake - U
  7. Rook I - U
  8. Patterson Lake South - U

Alberta

  1. Grassy Mountain - C
  2. Vista - C

British Columbia

  1. Michel Creek - C
  2. Bingay - C
  3. Ajax - BM
  4. Murray River - C
  5. Cariboo - PM
  6. Bralorne - PM
  7. Ike - BM
  8. Blackwater - PM
  9. Kemess - BM
  10. Dolly Varden - PM
  11. Homestake Ridge - PM
  12. Red Mountain - PM
  13. Premier - PM
  14. Treaty Creek - PM
  15. Tatogga - PM
  16. KSM - PM
  17. SIB - PM
  18. KSP - PM
  19. Iskut - PM
  20. Galore Creek - BM

Yukon

  1. 3 Aces - PM
  2. Kudz Ze Kayah - BM
  3. Plateau - PM
  4. Rackla Gold - PM
  5. Keno Hill Silver - PM
  6. Dublin Gulch - PM
  7. Freegold Mountain - PM
  8. Klaza - PM
  9. Coffee - PM
  10. Dawson Gold - PM
  11. White Gold - PM
  12. Wellgreen - BM

Northwest Territories

  1. Kennady North - D
  2. Yellowknife City - PM
  3. Pine Point - BM
  4. Indin Lake - PM
  5. Prairie Creek - BM

Nunavut

  1. Chidliak - D
  2. Committee Bay - PM
  3. Meliadine - PM
  4. Pistol Bay - PM
  5. Storm - BM
  6. Amaruq - PM
  7. Back River - PM

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