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    Distribution of mining investment by type of company, 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.

                              Exploration companies                              Public companies                             Operating companies                                         Total
     
      $k

    Exploration and deposit appraisal work 347,793 6,332 149,034 503,159
     On-mine-site - - 36,340 36,340
     Off-mine-site 347,793 6,332 112,694 466,819
      
    Mine complex 193,429 - 2,281,391 2,474,820
     Mine complex development work - - 755,011 755,011
     Capital expenditures 193,429 - 846,132 1,039,560
     Repair and maintenance - - 680,249 680,249
      
    Total mining investments 541,222 6,332 2,430,425 2,977,979

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