Statistical Table

Distribution of the number of metres drilled, total cost and cost per metre for core drilling, for the exploration and deposit appraisal phases, in Québec's main mining regions, 2016-20171

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Administrative region           Drilling costs       Number of metres drilled                      Unit cost



$M m $/m



2016 2017 2016 2017 2016 2017

08 Abitibi-Témiscamingue 62.8 114.4 512,924 853,585       122.48 134.06
09 Côte-Nord 1.6 3.5 6,057 17,119 261.95 206.42
10 Nord-du-Québec 69.4 136.1 448,878 877,321 154.66 155.10
Other regions 1.8 2.8 22,095 20,713 80.07 133.49
All of Québec 135.6 256.8 989,954 1,768,738 136.98 145.19

  
1. 2016: final data; 2017: preliminary data.
  
Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Survey of mineral exploration, deposit appraisal and mine complex development expenditures.
 
April 12, 2018
 

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