The positive momentum gained in British Columbia from mineral and coal exploration expenditure between 2016 and 2018 flattened out in 2019

according to the British Columbia Mineral and Coal Exploration Survey.

The report is a joint initiative between the Government of British Columbia EY and the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), and includes insight collected from 326 exploration projects across the Canadian province.

The 2019 survey shows companies’ exploration expenditure remained relatively unchanged from a 2018 peak of C$330 million, with a slight decline in expenditure to C$329 million.