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    Distribution of exploration and deposit appraisal work expenditures by commodity sought, Québec, 2019

    Mining investment including all exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures, expenditures on development work to bring a mine to production and to renew mineral reserves, on infrastructure construction and equipment and machinery acquisition, as well as on repair and maintenance required to maintain the value of capital assets.

             Off-mine-site         On-mine-site                Total                   Portion
     
     
      $k   %

    Precious metals 321,123 32,461 353,584   70.3%
    Base metals 65,470 - 65,470   13.0%
    Lithium 56,761 - 56,761   11.3%
    Iron Ore - Iron, titanium and vanadium x x 9,468   1.9%
    Graphite 6,600 - 6,600   1.3%
    Rare earths 2,538 - 2,538   0.5%
    Diamond x x 1,632   0.3%
    Phosphate 960 - 960   0.2%
    Other commodities 6,146 - 6,146   1.2%
    Total 466,819 36,340 503,159   100.0%

      
    Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Annual Census of Mining Investment.
    Update : November 25, 2020
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