Long Descriptions from the FAQ about Mineral Exploration in the North

Exploration and Deposit Appraisal Expenditures in the North, 2001-2010

Chart showing mineral exploration and deposit appraisal expenditures from 2001 to 2010 for Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, as well as the combined amount for the North. The North experienced a sustained period of significant growth in the exploration expenditures starting in 2003, a sharp drop in 2009 and a bounce back in 2010.

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Mineral Exploration and Deposit Appraisal Expenditures by Commodity, 2010

Commodity Yukon NWT Nunavut
Precious Metals 82.9 27.0 165.3
Base Metals 67.4 9.2 23.2
Diamonds 0.0 51.4 24.1
Iron 0.0 0.0 40.0
Uranium 0.07 0.001 27.9
Other 6.97 10.8 0.13
Total 157.34 98.40 280.63

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