Number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide by region 2017

This statistic displays the number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide in 2017, by region. In that year, Canada had the largest number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide, at approximately 532 active sites. In second place was Australia, with approximately 504 active sites.

Number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide in 2017 by region*

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Sources

Release date

May 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Figures include exploration for gold and silver, base metals (cobalt, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc), iron ore, platinum-group metals (palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, and osmium), uranium, diamond, and other. The figures are estimates calculated based on data provided by the source, and therefore do not add exactly to the total number of active mineral exploration sites figure stated by the source.
The total number of active mineral exploration sites worldwide in 2017 was 2,317.

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