Map of Top 100 Exploration Projects

(published in March 2017)

Map of Top 100 Exploration and Deposit AppraisalFootnote 1 ProjectsFootnote 2 of 2016 (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 2016. 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: molybdenum, rare earth elements, tin
FM Ferrous metals
IM Industrial minerals: graphite
U Uranium
C Coal
K Potash
D Diamonds
 

List of Top 100 Projects

Newfoundland and Labrador

1. Valentine Lake - PM

New Brunswick

2. Halfmile-Stratmat - BM

Quebec

3. Strange Lake - OM
4. Ashram - OM
5. Lac Guéret - IM
6. Coulon - BM
7. Adamantin - D
8. Matawinie - IM
9. Blackrock - FM
10. Qiqavik - PM
11. Urban Barry - PM
12. Gladiator - PM
13. Windfall Lake - PM
14. Clearwater - PM
15. Cheechoo - PM
16. Sigma-Lamaque - PM
17. Pandora - PM
18. Dumont - BM
19. Brouillan (B26) - BM
20. Horne - PM
21. Martinière - PM

Ontario

22. Garrison - PM
23. Upper Beaver - PM
24. Golden Highway - PM
25. Parkin - BM
26. Ashley - PM
27. Bradshaw - PM
28. Onaping Depth - BM
29. Victoria - BM
30. AER Kidd - PM
31. Côté Lake - PM
32. Borden - PM
33. Magino - PM
34. Sugar Zone - PM
35. Marathon - PM
36. Eagle’s Nest - BM
37. Hardrock - PM
38. Thunder Bay North - PM
39. Goliath - PM
40. Hasaga - PM
41. Madsen - PM

Manitoba

42. Monument Bay - PM
43. Lynn Lake - PM
44. Pine Bay - BM

Saskatchewan

45. Wolly - U
46. Kronau - K
47. Wynyard - K
48. Albany - K
49. Waterbury Lake - U
50. Henday Lake - U
51. Milestone - K
52. Southey/Eyebrow - K
53. FALC-JV (Orion) - D
54. Christie Lake - U
55. Wheeler River - U
56. Vanguard - K
57. Martin Lake - U
58. Hook Lake - U
59. Rook I - U
60. Patterson Lake South - U

Alberta

61. Grassy Mountain - C

British Columbia

62. Michel Creek - C
63. Bingay - C
64. Bonaparte - PM
65. Ajax - BM
66. Murray River - C
67. Cariboo - PM
68. Ike - BM
69. Blackwater - PM
70. Cirque - BM
71. Dome Mountain - PM
72. Kemess - BM
73. Groundhog - C
74. Kitsault - OM
75. Dolly Varden - PM
76. Red Mountain - PM
77. Premier-Dilworth - PM
78. Treaty Creek - PM
79. KSM - PM
80. Spectrum - PM
81. KSP - PM

Yukon

82. 3 Aces - PM
83. Selwyn - BM
84. Kudz Ze Kayah - BM
85. Rackla Gold - PM
86. Keno Hill Silver - PM
87. Dublin Gulch - PM
88. Klaza - PM
89. Coffee - PM
90. Wellgreen - BM

Northwest Territories

91. Kennady North - D
92. Yellowknife City - PM
93. Indin Lake - PM

Nunavut

94. Committee Bay - PM
95. Meliadine - PM
96. Pistol Bay - PM
97. Storm - BM
98. Amaruq - PM
99. Back River - PM
100. Lupin - PM


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