Map of the Top 100 Exploration Projects of 2018

(published in April 2019)

Displayed are the 100 top-spendingFootnote 1 off-mine-siteFootnote 2 exploration and deposit appraisalFootnote 3 projectsFootnote 4 of 2018. 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 from NRCan.

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Map of the Top 100 Exploration and Deposit Appraisal Projects of 2018
 
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This map of Canada shows the location of the 100 top-spending off-mine-site exploration and deposit appraisal projects of 2018. The projects are numbered and these numbers can be found in the list of top 100 projects below, which provides each project’s name, its associated commodity and the jurisdiction in which it is located.

Source: Natural Resources Canada.

Consult the interactive version of the map.

List of top 100 projects

Newfoundland and Labrador

  1. Valentine Lake - PM

Nova Scotia

  1. Goldboro - PM

New Brunswick

  1. Key Anacon - BM

Quebec

  1. Lac Knife - ESM
  2. Kan - PM
  3. Matawinie - ESM
  4. Lac Doré - ESM
  5. Troilus - PM
  6. Nelligan - PM
  7. Moblan - ESM
  8. Qiqavik - PM
  9. Urban-Barry - PM
  10. Gladiator - PM
  11. Windfall Lake - PM
  12. Clearwater - PM
  13. Barry - PM
  14. Cheechoo - PM
  15. Eleonore South - PM
  16. James Bay - ESM
  17. Quévillon - PM
  18. Chimo - PM
  19. Val-d’Or East - PM
  20. Douay - PM
  21. Authier - ESM
  22. Dumont - BM
  23. Fenelon - PM
  24. B26 - BM
  25. Horne - PM

Ontario

  1. Greater Cobalt - ESM
  2. Golden Highway - PM
  3. Canada Cobalt - ESM
  4. Bradshaw - PM
  5. Victoria - BM
  6. Gold River - PM
  7. Côté Gold - PM
  8. Pen Gold - PM
  9. Borden - PM
  10. Magino - PM
  11. Wawa - PM
  12. Albany - ESM
  13. Hardrock - PM
  14. Jackpot - ESM
  15. Goliath - PM
  16. Phoenix Gold - PM
  17. Hasaga - PM
  18. Madsen - PM

Manitoba

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

Saskatchewan

  1. McIlvenna Bay - BM
  2. Fisher - PM
  3. Albany - K
  4. Southey - K
  5. Star - Orion South - D
  6. Wheeler River - U
  7. Hook Lake - U
  8. Rook 1 - U
  9. Patterson Lake South - U

Alberta

  1. Grassy Mountain - C

British Columbia

  1. Michel Coal - C
  2. Crown Mountain - C
  3. New Craigmont - BM
  4. Murray River - C
  5. Blackwater - PM
  6. Stardust - BM
  7. Kemess - PM
  8. Telkwa - C
  9. Kutcho - BM
  10. Turnagain - BM
  11. Dolly Varden - PM
  12. Red Mountain - PM
  13. Premier-Dilworth - PM
  14. Treaty Creek - PM
  15. Tatogga - PM
  16. KSM - PM
  17. Eskay - PM
  18. SIB - PM
  19. Nickel Mountain - BM
  20. KSP - PM
  21. Iskut - PM
  22. Snip - PM

Yukon

  1. 3 Aces - PM
  2. MacMillan Pass - BM
  3. Kudz Ze Kayah - BM
  4. Plateau - PM
  5. Rackla - PM
  6. Keno Hill - PM
  7. Freegold Mountain - PM
  8. Coffee - PM
  9. White Gold - PM
  10. Nickel Shaw - BM

Northwest Territories

  1. Kennady North - D
  2. Lac De Gras - D
  3. Courageous Lake - PM
  4. Yellowknife City - PM
  5. Pine Point - BM
  6. Indin Lake - PM
  7. Prairie Creek - BM

Nunavut

  1. Committee Bay - PM
  2. Storm - BM
  3. Back River - PM

Legend

BM Base metals: copper, lead, nickel and zinc
C Coal
D Diamonds
ESM Energy storage minerals: cobalt, graphite, lithium and vanadium
K Potash
PM Precious metals: gold, platinum group elements and silver
U Uranium